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

ISBN-10: 0132335530
ISBN-13: 9780132335539
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Douglas E. Comer
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Book details

List price: $115.60
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/29/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Internet Book, The: Everything You Need to Know About Computer Networking and How the Internet Works, 4/e utilizes a non-technical perspective to explain the technology of how computers communicate, what the Internet is, how the Internet works, and what the Internet can do for people. This book works to fully connect readers to the ldquo;big picturerdquo; by presenting a solid overview of networking and the Internet, rather than burying them with details. Comer assumes no prior background in computer networking or the Internet.Introduces computer communication system concepts and technology, reviews the history of the Internet and its growth, describes basic Internet technology and capabilities, and describes services currently available on the Internet and how to use them.For anyone interested in learning how to navigate the Internet to its full potential.

The Internet has Arrived
Introduction to Networking
Telephones Everywhere
The World Was Once Analog
The Once and Future Digital Network
Basic Communication
The Local Area Network Arrives
A Brief History of the Internet
Internet: The Early Years
A Decade of Incredible Growth
The Global Internet
A Global Information Infrastructure
How the Internet Works
Packet Switching
Internet: A Network of Networks
IP: Software to Create a Virtual Network
TCP: Software for Reliable Communication
Clients + Servers = Distributed Computing
Names for Computers
Why the Internet Works Well
Services Available on the Internet
Electronic Mail
Bulletin Board Service (Network News)
File Transfer (FTP)
Remote Login (TELNET)
Information Browsing (Gopher)
Advanced Browsing (WWW, Mosaic)
Tools for Automated Search (Archie, Veronica)
Automated Search of Document Contents (WAIZ)
Audio and Video Communication
The Global Digital Library
Appendices
Index

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