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Computer Networks By Larry L. Peterson

Computer Networks by Larry L. Peterson

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This edition is a focused revision of the first edition, updated to incorporate user feedback and reflect the most recent changes in networking technology.

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Computer Networks: A Systems Approach by Larry L. Peterson

This edition is a focused revision of the first edition, updated to incorporate user feedback and reflect the most recent changes in networking technology. A systems approach focused on the Internet helps readers gain an enduring, real-world understanding of networks and their building blocks. Chapters begin with the statement of a problem that frames subsequent, solution-oriented instruction and conclude with exercises that help readers consolidate their knowledge.

Computer Networks Reviews

"I am pleased to report that this great book has gotten better. ...if you want to understand how networks work, not just how the packet headers are formatted, this is the book to read." from the foreword by David Clark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Peterson and Davie have brilliantly distilled the vast body of seemingly ad hoc knowledge that underlies the Internet architecture into a cohesive and easy-to-understand textbook. The topics are keenly relevant and are covered not just by describing how things work, but more importantly, by providing the rationale for why things were designed as they were. An excellent choice for an introductory course in computer networks that also serves as a valuable reference for the networking professional." -Steve McCanne, FastForward Networks "This book is the best resource available to appreciate the numerous and detailed design issues underlying modern networks like the Internet. It is thorough yet concise, and many subtle and difficult issues are explained well. The second edition continues this tradition by adding and expanding on issues of intense recent interest, such as wireless access, multimedia, quality-of-service, and security." -David G. Messerschmitt, University of California, Berkeley "...into a book that one can actually lift, Peterson and Davie have crammed a remarkable breadth and depth of detail, written with a clarity often missing from the primary source material." -Jeffrey C. Mogul, Compaq Western Research Laboratory

About Larry L. Peterson

Larry L. Peterson is a Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, and has previously taught at The University of Arizona. 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 the Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, has served on program committees for SOSP, SIGCOMM, OSDI, and ASPLOS, and is a member of the Internet's End-to-End Research Group.

Bruce Davie is a Cisco Fellow at Cisco Systems. He is involved in the development of Tag Switching, MPLS, and quality of service features. He is an author of numerous journal articles, conference papers, and invited book chapters and an active member of both the End-to-End Research Group and the Internet Engineering Task Force, as well as a senior member of the IEEE.

Table of Contents

Foundation; direct link networks; packet switching; internetworking; end-to-end protocols; congestion control and resource allocation; end-to-end data; network security; applications.

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Computer Networks: A Systems Approach by Larry L. Peterson
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