The Internet Book

Everything You Need to Know about Computer Networking and How the Internet Works

Author: Douglas E. Comer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429824440

Category: Computers

Page: 376

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The Internet Book, Fifth Edition explains how computers communicate, what the Internet is, how the Internet works, and what services the Internet offers. It is designed for readers who do not have a strong technical background — early chapters clearly explain the terminology and concepts needed to understand all the services. It helps the reader to understand the technology behind the Internet, appreciate how the Internet can be used, and discover why people find it so exciting. In addition, it explains the origins of the Internet and shows the reader how rapidly it has grown. It also provides information on how to avoid scams and exaggerated marketing claims. The first section of the book introduces communication system concepts and terminology. The second section reviews the history of the Internet and its incredible growth. It documents the rate at which the digital revolution occurred, and provides background that will help readers appreciate the significance of the underlying design. The third section describes basic Internet technology and capabilities. It examines how Internet hardware is organized and how software provides communication. This section provides the foundation for later chapters, and will help readers ask good questions and make better decisions when salespeople offer Internet products and services. The final section describes application services currently available on the Internet. For each service, the book explains both what the service offers and how the service works. About the Author Dr. Douglas Comer is a Distinguished Professor at Purdue University in the departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has created and enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on computer networks and Internets, operating systems, computer architecture, and computer software. One of the researchers who contributed to the Internet as it was being formed in the late 1970s and 1980s, he has served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board, the group responsible for guiding the Internet’s development. Prof. Comer is an internationally recognized expert on computer networking, the TCP/IP protocols, and the Internet, who presents lectures to a wide range of audiences. In addition to research articles, he has written a series of textbooks that describe the technical details of the Internet. Prof. Comer’s books have been translated into many languages, and are used in industry as well as computer science, engineering, and business departments around the world. Prof. Comer joined the Internet project in the late 1970s, and has had a high-speed Internet connection to his home since 1981. He wrote this book as a response to everyone who has asked him for an explanation of the Internet that is both technically correct and easily understood by anyone. An Internet enthusiast, Comer displays INTRNET on the license plate of his car.

Computer Networks and Internets

Author: Douglas E. Comer

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780133587937

Category: Computers

Page: 672

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Leading networking authority Douglas Comer presents a wide-ranging, self-contained tour of the concepts, principles, and technologies that enable today's Internet to support applications ranging from web browsing to telephony and multimedia. Comer begins by illuminating the applications and facilities offered by today's Internet. Next, he systematically introduces the underlying network technologies and protocols that make them possible. With these concepts and technologies established, he introduces several of the most important contemporary issues faced by network implementers and managers, including quality of service, Internet telephony, multimedia, network security, and network management. Comer has carefully designed this book to support both top-down and bottom-up teaching approaches. Students need no background in operating systems, and no sophisticated math: Comer relies throughout on figures, drawings, examples, and analogies, not mathematical proofs.

Computer Networking

A Top-Down Approach

Author: James F. Kurose,Keith W. Ross

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131365483

Category: Computer networks

Page: 888

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Building on the successful top-down approach of previous editions, this edition continues with an early emphasis on application-layer paradigms and application programming interfaces, encouraging a hands-on experience with protocols and networking concepts.

Computer Networks

A Systems Approach

Author: Larry L. Peterson,Bruce S. Davie

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780123850607

Category: Computers

Page: 920

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Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, Fifth Edition, explores the key principles of computer networking, with examples drawn from the real world of network and protocol design. Using the Internet as the primary example, this best-selling and classic textbook explains various protocols and networking technologies. The systems-oriented approach encourages students to think about how individual network components fit into a larger, complex system of interactions. This book has a completely updated content with expanded coverage of the topics of utmost importance to networking professionals and students, including P2P, wireless, network security, and network applications such as e-mail and the Web, IP telephony and video streaming, and peer-to-peer file sharing. There is now increased focus on application layer issues where innovative and exciting research and design is currently the center of attention. Other topics include network design and architecture; the ways users can connect to a network; the concepts of switching, routing, and internetworking; end-to-end protocols; congestion control and resource allocation; and end-to-end data. Each chapter includes a problem statement, which introduces issues to be examined; shaded sidebars that elaborate on a topic or introduce a related advanced topic; What’s Next? discussions that deal with emerging issues in research, the commercial world, or society; and exercises. This book is written for graduate or upper-division undergraduate classes in computer networking. It will also be useful for industry professionals retraining for network-related assignments, as well as for network practitioners seeking to understand the workings of network protocols and the big picture of networking. Completely updated content with expanded coverage of the topics of utmost importance to networking professionals and students, including P2P, wireless, security, and applications Increased focus on application layer issues where innovative and exciting research and design is currently the center of attention Free downloadable network simulation software and lab experiments manual available

Computer Networks

Author: Andrew S. Tanenbaum,David J. Wetherall

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133072622

Category: Computers

Page: 960

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Computer Networks, 5/e is appropriate for Computer Networking or Introduction to Networking courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, CIS, MIS, and Business Departments. Tanenbaum takes a structured approach to explaining how networks work from the inside out. He starts with an explanation of the physical layer of networking, computer hardware and transmission systems; then works his way up to network applications. Tanenbaum's in-depth application coverage includes email; the domain name system; the World Wide Web (both client- and server-side); and multimedia (including voice over IP, Internet radio video on demand, video conferencing, and streaming media. Each chapter follows a consistent approach: Tanenbaum presents key principles, then illustrates them utilizing real-world example networks that run through the entire book—the Internet, and wireless networks, including Wireless LANs, broadband wireless and Bluetooth. The Fifth Edition includes a chapter devoted exclusively to network security. The textbook is supplemented by a Solutions Manual, as well as a Website containing PowerPoint slides, art in various forms, and other tools for instruction, including a protocol simulator whereby students can develop and test their own network protocols.

TCP/IP For Dummies

Author: Candace Leiden,Marshall Wilensky

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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If you want to keep up on the ever-changing technology of networking and the Internet, you'll like this friendly guide, which now covers the latest protocols as well as Windows 2000 and Linux. Find out about the Internet, intranets and extranets, advances in security, the internationalization of TCP/IP, and more.

Communication Networks

A Concise Introduction, Second Edition

Author: Jean Walrand,Shyam Parekh

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1627058990

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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This book results from many years of teaching an upper division course on communication networks in the EECS department at the University of California, Berkeley. It is motivated by the perceived need for an easily accessible textbook that puts emphasis on the core concepts behind current and next generation networks. After an overview of how today's Internet works and a discussion of the main principles behind its architecture, we discuss the key ideas behind Ethernet, WiFi networks, routing, internetworking, and TCP. To make the book as self-contained as possible, brief discussions of probability and Markov chain concepts are included in the appendices. This is followed by a brief discussion of mathematical models that provide insight into the operations of network protocols. Next, the main ideas behind the new generation of wireless networks based on LTE, and the notion of QoS are presented. A concise discussion of the physical layer technologies underlying various networks is also included. Finally, a sampling of topics is presented that may have significant influence on the future evolution of networks, including overlay networks like content delivery and peer-to-peer networks, sensor networks, distributed algorithms, Byzantine agreement, source compression, SDN and NFV, and Internet of Things.

Information Security Fundamentals, Second Edition

Author: Thomas R. Peltier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439810621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 438

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Developing an information security program that adheres to the principle of security as a business enabler must be the first step in an enterprise’s effort to build an effective security program. Following in the footsteps of its bestselling predecessor, Information Security Fundamentals, Second Edition provides information security professionals with a clear understanding of the fundamentals of security required to address the range of issues they will experience in the field. The book examines the elements of computer security, employee roles and responsibilities, and common threats. It discusses the legal requirements that impact security policies, including Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Detailing physical security requirements and controls, this updated edition offers a sample physical security policy and includes a complete list of tasks and objectives that make up an effective information protection program. Includes ten new chapters Broadens its coverage of regulations to include FISMA, PCI compliance, and foreign requirements Expands its coverage of compliance and governance issues Adds discussions of ISO 27001, ITIL, COSO, COBIT, and other frameworks Presents new information on mobile security issues Reorganizes the contents around ISO 27002 The book discusses organization-wide policies, their documentation, and legal and business requirements. It explains policy format with a focus on global, topic-specific, and application-specific policies. Following a review of asset classification, it explores access control, the components of physical security, and the foundations and processes of risk analysis and risk management. The text concludes by describing business continuity planning, preventive controls, recovery strategies, and how to conduct a business impact analysis. Each chapter in the book has been written by a different expert to ensure you gain the comprehensive understanding of what it takes to develop an effective information security program.


Understanding Operating Systems

Author: Ann McHoes,Ida M. Flynn

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305674251

Category: Computers

Page: 50

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Discover a clear, straightforward explanation of both current operating system theory and today’s practices within UNDERSTANDING OPERATING SYSTEMS, 8E. This leading book's proven approach begins with a valuable discussion of fundamentals before introducing specific operating systems. Fully updated, timely content offers an expanded analysis of how modern innovations, such as multi-core processing and wireless technologies, have impacted today’s operating systems. Revised Research Topics within this edition’s practical exercises encourage readers to research emerging and influential topics independently. In addition, updates throughout the final four chapters now highlight information on the most current versions of UNIX (including the latest Macintosh OS), Linux, Windows, and Android to equip users with the contemporary knowledge and skills needed to working most effectively with today’s systems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Networks

Internet · Telephony · Multimedia

Author: Daniel Hardy,Guy Malleus,Jean-Noel Mereur

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642554989

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 764

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This handbook delivers a complete and practice-oriented overview of the fundamentals of today's telecommunications networks and the future prospects for next generation networks (NGN). The very clear and concise text is supplemented by many colour illustrations and embedded into a functional four-colour layout.



Inventing the Internet

Author: Janet Abbate

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262261332

Category: Science

Page: 268

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Since the late 1960s the Internet has grown from a single experimental network serving a dozen sites in the United States to a network of networks linking millions of computers worldwide. In Inventing the Internet, Janet Abbate recounts the key players and technologies that allowed the Internet to develop; but her main focus is always on the social and cultural factors that influenced the Internets design and use. The story she unfolds is an often twisting tale of collaboration and conflict among a remarkable variety of players, including government and military agencies, computer scientists in academia and industry, graduate students, telecommunications companies, standards organizations, and network users.The story starts with the early networking breakthroughs formulated in Cold War think tanks and realized in the Defense Department's creation of the ARPANET. It ends with the emergence of the Internet and its rapid and seemingly chaotic growth. Abbate looks at how academic and military influences and attitudes shaped both networks; how the usual lines between producer and user of a technology were crossed with interesting and unique results; and how later users invented their own very successful applications, such as electronic mail and the World Wide Web. She concludes that such applications continue the trend of decentralized, user-driven development that has characterized the Internet's entire history and that the key to the Internet's success has been a commitment to flexibility and diversity, both in technical design and in organizational culture.

Computer Networking First-step

Author: Wendell Odom

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 1587201011

Category: Computers

Page: 515

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Your first step into the world of computer networking No experience required Includes clear and easily understood explanations Makes learning easy Your first step to computer networking begins here! Learn basic networking terminology Understand how information is routed from place to place Explore Internet connectivity secrets Protect your computer from intrusion Build local-area networks (LANs) Welcome to the world of networking! Networking and the Internet touch our lives in untold ways every day. From connecting our computers together at home and surfing the net at high speeds to editing and sharing digital music and video, computer networking has become both ubiquitous and indispensable. No experience needed! Computer Networking First-Step explains the basics of computer networking in easy-to-grasp language that all of us can understand. This book takes you on a guided tour of the core technologies that make up network and Internet traffic. Whether you are looking to take your first step into a career in networking or are interested in just gaining a conversational knowledge of the technology, this book is for you!

An Introduction to Internet Governance

7th edition

Author: Dr Jovan Kurbalija

Publisher: Diplo Foundation

ISBN: 9993253308

Category:

Page: 252

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Although Internet governance deals with the core of the digital world, governance cannot be handled with the digital-binary logic of the true or false, or good or bad. Instead, the subject demands many subtleties and shades of meaning and perception, requiring an analogue approach, covering a continuum of options and compromises. The aim of the book An Introduction to Internet Governance, by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, is to provide a comprehensive overview of the main issues and actors in the field through a practical framework for analysis, discussion, and resolution of significant issues. Written in a clear and accessible way, supplemented with figures and illustrations, it focuses on the technical, security, legal, economic, development, sociocultural, and human rights aspects of Internet governance. The text and approaches presented in the book have been used by DiploFoundation and many universities as a basis from training courses and capacity development programmes on Internet governance.

Computer Networking : Principles, Protocols and Practice

Author: Olivier Bonaventure

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365185834

Category: Computers

Page: 284

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Original textbook (c) October 31, 2011 by Olivier Bonaventure, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license made possible by funding from The Saylor Foundation's Open Textbook Challenge in order to be incorporated into Saylor's collection of open courses available at: http: //www.saylor.org. Free PDF 282 pages at https: //www.textbookequity.org/bonaventure-computer-networking-principles-protocols-and-practice/ This open textbook aims to fill the gap between the open-source implementations and the open-source network specifications by providing a detailed but pedagogical description of the key principles that guide the operation of the Internet. 1 Preface 2 Introduction 3 The application Layer 4 The transport layer 5 The network layer 6 The datalink layer and the Local Area Networks 7 Glossary 8 Bibliography

Technology in Action Complete

Author: Alan Evans,Kendall Martin,Mary Anne Poatsy

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134837871

Category: Computer networks

Page: 656

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For introductory courses in computer concepts, digital literacy, or computer literacy, often including instruction in Microsoft Office. Using technology to teach technology Explore, discover, and experience technology with Technology in Action, the best seller that uses technology to teach technology. Authors Evans, Martin, and Poatsy know how readers learn today and help them focus on tasks that they can apply immediately in the workplace, the classroom, and at home. The 15th Edition uses practical content, hands-on projects, and coverage of artificial intelligence to provide an engaging learning experience. This in turn helps learners be more prepared, and provides them with the skills they need to be digitally literate in their everyday lives and in the workplace. Also available packaged with MyLab(tm)IT or via Revel(tm). MyLab is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab IT gives students the resources they need to be successful in their course, while also preparing them for their future careers. Revel Technology in Action is an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, or via Revel, ask your instructor to confirm the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for: 0134832507 / 9780134832500 MyLab IT for Technology in Action Complete, 15th Edition by Evans Package consists of: 0134837878 / 9780134837871 Technology In Action Complete, 15e 0134837975 / 9780134837970 MyLab IT with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Technology in Action If you would like to purchase the Revel version, search for: 0134868072 /9780134868073 Revel Technology in Action -- Access Card, 15/e

Computer Networking with Internet Protocols and Technology

Author: William Stallings

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131911550

Category: Computer network protocols

Page: 642

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For undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Computer Networks, Internet Technology, Computer Communications and Networks, and Data Communications and Networks in the departments of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Information Science and Engineering.Building on the strength of his two other successful texts, Stallings' new text provides a fresh Top Down and comprehensive Top Down survey of the entire field of computer networks and Internet technology--including an up-to-date report of leading-edge technologies. It emphasizes both the fundamental principles as well as the critical role of performance in driving protocol and network design. The basic themes of principles, design approaches, and standards throughout the text unify the discussion.