Computer Networks, 3/e
Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Vrije University, The Netherlands
Published March, 1996 by Prentice Hall PTR (ECS Professional)
Copyright 1996, 848 pp.
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This is the first book that explains how computer networks work inside,
from the hardware technology up to and including the most popular
Internet application protocols. While students are not expected to
have a background in computer networks or advanced mathematics, a
general background in computer systems and programming is assumed.
NEWEmphasis on TCP/IP. All OSI examples have
been replaced by TCP/IP examples.
NEWThis is the first networking text to treat
ATM, TCP/IP and wireless technologies all in one book.
NEWThe running examples throughout the book are
TCP/IP and ATM networks.
NEWExtensive coverage of the World Wide Web and
its protocols including the multimedia Mbone, JAVA, Domain Name System
and Usenet News.
NEWExtensive coverage of IP (Internet Protocol)
including IPv6, OSPF, Internet Multicasting, and Mobile IP.
NEWCovers all the latest mobile and wireless
technologies including CDMA, CDPD, and PCS.
NEWAll new coverage of network security including
secret and public key algorithms.
NEWIn-depth coverage of high speed networking
technologies including: ATM, B-ISDN, FDDI, and high speed LANS.
NEWSpecial section on multimedia covers audio,
video, data compression, video on demand and MBone.
Expanded coverage of routing and congestion control algorithms.
Uses of Computer Networks. Network Hardware. Network Software.
Reference Models. Example Networks. Example Data Communication Services.
Network Standardization. Outline of the Rest of the Book. Summary.
2. The Physical Layer.
The Theoretical Basis for Data Communication. Transmission
Media. Wireless Transmission. The Telephone System. Narrowband ISDN.
Broadband ISDN and ATM. Cellular Radio. Communication Satellites.
3. The Data Link Layer.
Data Link Layer Design Issues. Error Detection and Correction.
Elementary Data Link Protocols. Sliding Window Protocols. Protocol
Specification and Verification. Example Data Link Protocols. Summary.
4. The Medium Access Sublayer.
The Channel Allocation Problem. Multiple Access Protocols.
IEEE Standard 802 for LANS and MANS. Bridges. High-Speed LANS. Satellite
5. The Network Layer.
Network Layer Design Issues. Routing Algorithms. Congestion
Control Algorithms. Internetworking. The Network Layer in the Internet.
The Network Layer in ATM Networks. Summary.
6. The Transport Layer.
The Transport Service. Elements of Transport Protocols.
A Simple Transport Protocol. The Internet Transport Protocols (TCP
and UDP). The ATM AAL Layer Protocols. Performance Issues. Summary.
7. The Application Layer.
Network Security. DNSDomain Name System. SNMPSimple
Network Management Protocol. Electronic Mail. Usenet News. The World
Wide Web. Multimedia. Summary.
8. Reading List and Bibliography.
Suggestions for Further Reading. Alphabetical Bibliography.