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Book Description
Publication Date: April 1996 | ISBN-10: 1558603689 | ISBN-13: 978-1558603684
New: Unix Sockets Programming Assignments are now available for instructors A systems-oriented view of computer network design that goes beyond current technology to instill in readers a grasp of the underlying concepts and a foundation for making sound network design decisions. By providing an understanding of the components of a network and a feel for how these components fit together to form a complete network, this book empowers readers to design real networks that are both efficient and elegant. It emphasizes network software that transforms raw hardware into richly functional, high performance network systems. Internet protocols are used as examples throughout, providing a practical and immediately relevant focus. Code fragments from the x-kernel, a working network subsystem, illustrate the concepts and demonstrate how the protocols are actually implemented.
Computer Networks is thoroughly innovative in both form and content. The content offers a penetrating discussion that explains - not just describes - fundamental networking principles, in practical terms relevant to real world networks of today. The form of each chapter provides the instructor with pedagogical tools that ease course preparation, and that enhance the student's learning experience.

Editorial Reviews
Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, designed for an advanced college-level course in network design and operation, provides the network applications programmer with detailed information about how networks do their thing. While Computer Networks is neither a user manual nor a technical reference, it provides an in-depth background on how network architectures and protocols work.
In the beginning, Larry Peterson and Bruce Davie discuss why networks are important and talk about where networks may go in the long term. The authors then move right into a discussion of protocols. There's a fascinating section--complete with plenty of C code--in which the authors actually develop a network protocol called A Simple Protocol (ASP). They compare switching and packet networks and emphasize tunneling protocols. In the internetworking chapter, you'll learn practically all there is to know about Internet Protocol (IP). The concluding chapters talk about traffic management, congestion reduction, and high-speed networking technologies.

Computer Networks reveals the guts of what's going on with computers that share data. Though way out of the league of most computer users, true geeks with an interest in networking will find what they need here.

About the Author
Larry Peterson is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Arizona, where he teaches the Computer Network and Operating System classes, and directs the Network Systems Research Group. He has been involved in the design and evaluation of several network protocols, as well as the design the x-kernel protocol implementation framework. He is an Associated Editor of the ACM Transactions on Computer Systems and the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and a member of the Internet's End-to-End Research Group. Bruce Davie is a System Architect in the ATM Business Unit of Cisco Systems, Inc. His interests include gigabit networking, quality of service issues in the Internet, and the relationship between the Internet Protocol (IP) and ATM.

Product Details
Hardcover: 552 pages
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann Pub (April 1996)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1558603689
ISBN-13: 978-1558603684
Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.7 x 1.3 inches
Weight: 2.7 pounds

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