By Andrew S. Tanenbaum, David J. Wetherall

ISBN-10: 0132126958

ISBN-13: 9780132126953

Computer Networks, 5/e is acceptable for computing device Networking or advent to Networking classes at either the undergraduate and graduate point in computing device technology, electric Engineering, CIS, MIS, and company Departments.

Tanenbaum takes a dependent method of explaining how networks paintings from the interior out. He begins with a proof of the actual layer of networking, machine and transmission structures; then works his approach as much as community purposes. Tanenbaum's in-depth software insurance comprises e-mail; the area identify approach; the realm vast net (both consumer- and server-side); and multimedia (including voice over IP, net radio video on call for, video conferencing, and streaming media. every one bankruptcy follows a constant procedure: Tanenbaum offers key ideas, then illustrates them using real-world instance networks that run during the whole book—the net, and instant networks, together with instant LANs, broadband instant and Bluetooth. The 5th variation encompasses a bankruptcy committed solely to community defense. The textbook is supplemented via a recommendations guide, in addition to an internet site containing PowerPoint slides, artwork in a variety of kinds, and different instruments for guide, together with a protocol simulator wherein scholars can strengthen and try their very own community protocols.

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6 INTRODUCTION CHAP. 1 remote patient monitoring) but may become much more important. It is sometimes said that communication and transportation are having a race, and whichever wins will make the other obsolete. A third goal for many companies is doing business electronically, especially with customers and suppliers. This new model is called e-commerce (electronic commerce) and it has grown rapidly in recent years. Airlines, bookstores, and other retailers have discovered that many customers like the convenience of shopping from home.

Computer networks make it very easy to communicate. They also make it easy for the people who run the network to snoop on the traffic. This sets up conflicts over issues such as employee rights versus employer rights. Many people read and write email at work. Many employers have claimed the right to read and possibly censor employee messages, including messages sent from a home computer outside working hours. Not all employees agree with this, especially the latter part. Another conflict is centered around government versus citizen’s rights.

Internet Link via the internet Brisbane Perth Melbourne Figure 1-11. WAN using a virtual private network. The second variation is that the subnet may be run by a different company. The subnet operator is known as a network service provider and the offices are its customers. This structure is shown in Fig. 1-12. The subnet operator will connect to other customers too, as long as they can pay and it can provide service. Since it would be a disappointing network service if the customers could only send packets to each other, the subnet operator will also connect to other networks that are part of the Internet.

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