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Networking Explained

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ISBN-10: 1555582524

ISBN-13: 9781555582524

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Hancock, Michael A. Gallo

List price: $84.95
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Networking Explained is aimed at computer professionals who have an interest in furthering their knowledge of the fundamental principles of networks and networking.
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Book details

List price: $84.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 12/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

William M. Hancock, PhD, CISSP, CISM, is VP of Security and Chief Security Officer of Cable & Wireless, one of the largest telecom and hosting companies in the world. He has over 30 years of experience in networking, security and related technologies and is the author of many books and articles on security, networking and technology strategy.

Fundamental Concepts of Computer Networks and Networking
Concepts and Related Issues of Computer Networking
Definition and Components of Computer Networks
Network Protocols
Network Media
Applications Versus Application Protocols
Internet, internet (Internetwork), Intranet, Extranet
Decentralized Versus Centralized Versus Distributed Systems
Client/Server, Peer-to-Peer, Servent, and WWW Network Models
Network Appliances
Serial and Parallel Communications
Synchronous, Asynchronous, and Isochronous Communications
Simplex, Half-Duplex, and Full-Duplex Communications
Network Standards
Network Topologies, Architectures, and the OSI Model
Concept of Network Topologies
Point-to-Point Networks: Star, Loop, Tree
Broadcast Networks: Bus, Ring, Satellite
Multidrop Networks
Circuit- and Packet-Switched Networks
Network Architectures
The OSI Model
Connection-Oriented and Connectionless Services
The TCP/IP Model
The Internet and TCP/IP
Definition of the Internet
Internet History
The Current Commodity Internet
Other Internet Initiatives: vBNS/vBNS+, Internet2, Next Generation Internet
Internet Administration, Governance, and Standards
History of TCP/IP
TCP/IP Application Layer Protocols: SMTP, MIME, POP, IMAP, TELNET, FTP, and HTTP
TCP/IP Transport Layer Protocols: UDP and TCP
TCP/IP Network Layer Protocol: IP
IPv4 Addresses and Subnetting
IP Address Assignments
IP Name Resolution
Internet Services, Resources, and Security
Physical Layer Concepts
Physical Layer Issues
Analog Versus Digital Communications
Bandwidth Versus Throughput and Data Rate Versus Baud Rate
Shannon's Limit
Multiplexers and Multiplexing Strategies
Switching Strategies
Physical and Electrical Characteristics of Wire
UTP, STP, and IBM Cable
Coaxial Cable
Fiber-Optic Cable
Wireless Media
Satellite Communications
Data Link Layer Concepts and IEEE Standards
Data Link Layer Overview and IEEE's Perspective
Ethernet/802.3 Frames
Flow Control and Flow Control Protocols
Error Control
MAC Sublayer
Random Access and Token Passing Protocols
Data Prioritization and Quality of Service (QoS)
Network Hardware Components (Layers 1 and 2)
Media Converters
Network Interface and PC Cards
Wans, Internetworking, and Network Layer Concepts and Components
The Concept of Internetworking
WAN Circuits
Layer 3 Concepts and Issues
Router Protocols and Routing Algorithms
Routing Versus Switching
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Ethernet, Ethernet, and More Ethernet
History of Ethernet
Ethernet Versus IEEE 802.3
The Initial IEEE 802.3 Protocol: 10 Mbps Ethernet
10-Mbps Ethernet Performance Issues: Network Diameter and Collision Domain
Partitioning, Switched Ethernet, and Virtual LANs
100 Mbps Ethernet: Fast Ethernet and 100VG-AnyLAN
1 Gigabit Ethernet
10 Gigabit Ethernet
Token Ring
Definition and Operation
Frame Formats
Priority Scheduling
Monitor Stations
Physical Layer Issues
Token Ring Versus Token Bus
Advantages and Disadvantages of Token Ring Networks
Switched, Dedicated, and Full-Duplex Token Ring
High-Speed Token Ring
Token Ring's Future
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
General Information
Physical Layer Issues
Data Link Layer Issues
Operation and Configuration Issues
FDDI and Ethernet/802.3
Future of FDDI
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
History of ISDN
General Overview and Components
Channel Types
BRIs, PRIs, and SPIDs
Line Sets and Feature Sets
ISDN Protocols
Alternative Implementation Strategies
Frame Relay
Frame Relay Overview
Frame Relay's Physical Layer: Virtual Circuits and Committed Interface Rates (CIRs)
Technical Aspects and Operation of Frame Relay
Frame Relay's Data Link Layer
Voice Over Frame Relay
Frame Relay Versus ATM, SMDS, and Gigabit Ethernet
Frame Relay in the News
Switched Multimegabit Data Service (SMDS)
SMDS Overview
SMDS and Local and Inter-Exchange Carriers
The DQDB and SMDS Protocols
SMDS Addressing
SMDS Applications
SMDS Versus Frame Relay and ATM
Current Status and Future of SMDS
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Definition and History of ATM
General Concepts and Operation of ATM
ATM Interfaces and the Anchorage Accord
ATM Components and Addressing
ATM Cells, Switches, and Virtual Connections
ATM Adaptation Layer (AAL)
Data Types Insights
ATM Versus Gigabit Ethernet
ATM in LAN Environments
ATM, Frame Relay, and Sonet
Dialup and Home Networking
Dialup Networking Concepts and Issues
Modem Concepts: Analog and 56K Modems
xDSL Connections
Cable Modem Connections
Home-Based Internet Connections
Home-Based LANs: Concepts and Issues
Network Security Issues
Network Security Overview
Threat Assessment and Risk Analysis
Social Engineering, Denial of Service, and Applications
Network Security Preparations and Measures
Cryptography and Encryption: DES, AES, RSA, PGP
Authentication: Digital Certificates, Smart Cards, and Kerberos
Internet Security and Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Network Convergence
Network Convergence Overview
Impact of Convergence on Network Media
Network Convergence and Multimedia
Impact of Convergence on Businesses
Network Convergence at Home
Network Convergence and Voice over IP (VoIP)
Wireless Networking
Wireless Communications Overview and History
Wireless Data Transmission Methods
Cellular Telephone Networks
Paging Networks
Wireless Data Networks
Bluetooth Concepts Versus Wireless LANs
Advantages and Disadvantages of Wireless Communications
The Future of Wireless Communications
Vendor Ethernet/802.3 Prefixes
Using Parity for Single-Bit Error Correction
Guidelines for Installing UTP Cable
Network Design and Analysis Guidelines; Network Politics