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Computer Networking:  A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet

Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet
James F. Kurose & Keith W. Ross
Boston, MA : Pearson Education, Inc., 2005
TK5105.875 .I57 K88 2005

Revised to reflect the rapid changes in the field of networking, Computer Networking provides a top-down approach to this study by beginning with application-level protocols and then working down the protocol stack. An early emphasis is placed on application-layer paradigms and application programming interfaces to allow readers to get their "hands dirty" with protocols and networking concepts in the context of applications they will use in the industry. Networking today is much more (and far more interesting) than standards specifying message formats and protocol behaviors. Professors Kurose and Ross focus on describing emerging principles in a lively and engaging manner and then illustrate these principles with examples drawn from Internet architecture.

Highlights of the Third Edition:

  • Contains a new chapter on wireless and mobile networking, including in-depth coverage of Wi-Fi, Mobile IP, and GSM.
  • Offers a total of twelve labs, including six programming labs and six new Ethereal labs to provide students with hands-on networking experience.
  • Has expanded and revised sections on peer-to-peer networking, BGP, wireless security, DNS, and more.
  • Includes access to the Companion Web site with interactive applets, quizzes, and detailed, graphical PowerPoint presentations for every chapter.

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