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TCP/IP Essentials : A Lab-Based Approach - Shivendra S. Panwar

TCP/IP Essentials

A Lab-Based Approach

Paperback Published: 18th January 2005
ISBN: 9780521601245
Number Of Pages: 288

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The TCP/IP family of protocols have become the de facto standard in the world of networking, are found in virtually all computer communication systems, and form the basis of today's Internet. TCP/IP Essentials is a hands-on guide to TCP/IP technologies, and shows how the protocols are implemented in practice. The book contains a series of extensively tested laboratory experiments that span the various elements of protocol definition and behavior. Topics covered include bridges, routers, LANs, static and dynamic routing, multicast and realtime service, and network management and security. The experiments are described in a Linux environment, with parallel notes on Solaris implementation. The book includes many homework exercises, and supplementary material for instructors is available. The book is aimed at students of electrical and computer engineering and students of computer science taking courses in networking. It is also an ideal guide for engineers studying for networking certifications.

'... the underlying theory is presented at a level sufficient to understand how something works, without descending into unnecessary detail or patronizing through oversimplification ... this book gives a concise and refreshingly approachable description of Internet-related networking topics. Taken as a complete package, the hands-on approach results in a more thorough grasp of the concepts involved than would usually be possible with a dry academic text. Overall, this is both a useful guide and a handy, high-level reference.' IEE Communications Engineer
" [Five stars] The underlying theory is presented at a level sufficient to understand how something works, without descending into unnecessary detail or patronizing through oversimplification ...this book gives a concise and refreshingly approachable description of Internet-related networking topics...The hands-on approach results in a more thorough grasp of the concepts involved than would usually be possible with a dry academic text. Overall, this is both a useful guide and a handy, high-level reference." Russell J. Haines, IEE Communications Engineer
"This book reveals all. It does so in a logical, straightforward, easy - to - read manner. The book is not simply a dry textbook but rather, as the title suggests, a lab - based approach to understanding networks, Internet protocols and data transmission." Rob Harle for Leonardo Reviews

Preface
Note to instructors
Acknowledgements
General conventions
List of abbreviations
TCP/IP overview
Linux and TCP/IP networking
A single segment network
Bridges, LANs and the Cisco IOS
Static and dynamic routing
UDP and its applications
TCP study
Multicast and realtime service
The web, DHCP, NTP and NAT
Network management and security
References and further reading
Appendix A: instructor's guide
Appendix B: initial configuration of the routers
Appendix C: source code
Appendix D: list of key requests for comments (RFC)
Index
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ISBN: 9780521601245
ISBN-10: 052160124X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 18th January 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.46