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Engineering Approach To Computer Networking : Atm Networks, the Internet, and the Telephone Network (97 Edition)by Srinivasan Keshav
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This practical introduction to computer networking takes a unique and highly effective "engineering" approach that not only describes how networks operate but also offers insight into the principles of network design.
An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking simultaneously studies all three major network technologies
Practical in focus, An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking features many real-world examples and is supported with on-line material including:
With this deeper understanding of network structure and hands-on experience implementing protocols, you will have an excellent command of the field and be better equipped to design powerful and efficient networks and leading-edge networking software.
S. Keshav, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University, has employed the engineering approach with great success in networking courses he has taught at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and Columbia University. Formerly a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Dr. Keshav received his Ph.D. in 1991 from the University of California at Berkeley. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Offers insight into the principles of network design as well as coverage of all essential networking topics: protocol layering, multiple access, switching, scheduling, naming, addressing, routing, error and flow control, and traffic management. The author's engineering approach involves identifying the fundamental constraints on the problem, making reasonable "real world" assumptions, and then examining the pros and cons of several alternative solutions.
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About the Author
S. Keshav, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University, has employed the engineering approach with great success in networking courses he has taught at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and Columbia University. Formerly a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Dr. Keshav received his Ph.D. in 1991 from the University of California at Berkeley. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Table of Contents
(Most chapters contain a Summary.)
SECTION II. INTRODUCTION.
1. Atoms, Bits, and Networks.
Common Network Technologies.
Networking Concepts and Techniques.
Engineering Computer Networks.
2. The Telephone Network: Concepts, History, and Challenges.
3. The Internet: Concepts, History, and Challenges.
Basic Internet Technology.
4. Atm Networks: Concepts, History, and Challenges.
Small Packet Size.
SECTION II. TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES.
5. Protocol Layering.
Protocols and Protocol Layering.
Importance of Layering.
Problems With Layering.
Iso-Osi Reference Model.
The Seven Layers.
6. System Design.
Resource Constraints and Their Metrics.
Common Design Techniques.
Performance Analysis and Tuning.
7. Multiple Access.
Choices and Constraints.
Centralized Access Schemes.
Scheduling Best-Effort Connections.
Scheduling Guaranteed-Service Connections.
10. Naming and Addressing.
Naming and Addressing.
Addressing in the Telephone Network.
Addressing in the Internet.
Nsaps: Addressing in ATM Networks.
Datalink Layer Addressing.
Finding Datalink Layer Addresses.
Routing Protocol Requirements.
Routing in the Telephone Network.
Choosing Link Costs.
Internet Routing Protocols.
Routing Within a Broadcast Lan.
Routing With Policy Constraints.
Routing for Mobile Hosts.
12. Error Control.
Causes of Bit Errors.
Bit-Error Detection and Correction.
Causes of Packet Errors.
Packet-Error Detection and Correction.
13. Flow Control.
Open-Loop Flow Control.
Closed-Loop Flow Control.
Hybrid Flow Control.
14. Traffic Management.
An Economic Framework for Traffic Management.
Time Scales of Traffic Management.
SECTION III. PRACTICE.
15. Common Protocols.
Telephone Network Protocols.
Atm Network Protocols.
Ip Over Atm.
16. Protocol Implementation.
Factors Affecting Protocol Stack Performance.
Common Protocol Stack Procedures.
Interface Among Protocol Layers.
Some Rules of Thumb.
Answers to Review Questions and Selected Exercises.
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