Computer Networks - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780128182000

Computer Networks

6th Edition

A Systems Approach

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Authors: Larry Peterson Bruce Davie
Paperback ISBN: 9780128182000
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
Published Date: 1st October 2020
Page Count: 848
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Table of Contents

1. Foundation
2. Getting Connected
3. Internetworking
4. Advanced Internetworking
5. End-to-End Protocols
6. Congestion Control and Resource Allocation
7. End-to-End Data
8. Network Security
9. Applications


Description

Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, Sixth Edition explores the key principles of computer networking, using real world examples from network and protocol design. Using the Internet as the primary example, this best-selling 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 sixth edition contains completely updated content with expanded coverage of the topics of utmost importance to networking professionals and students, as provided by numerous contributors via a unique open source model developed jointly by the authors and publisher.

Hallmark features of the book are retained, including chapter problem statements, which introduce 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 intended primarily 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. 

Key Features

  • Features completely updated content with expanded coverage of the topics of utmost importance to students and networking professionals
  • Includes coverage of WiFi and cellular communication, security and cryptography, multimedia, and other applications  
  • Includes expanded guidelines for instructors who prefer to teach networking using a "top-down" approach
  • Features chapter problem statements which introduce issues to be examined and shaded sidebars that elaborate on topics and introduce related ones

Readership

Upper level undergraduate and graduate students in CS, EE, and CSE programs; Networking professionals


Details

No. of pages:
848
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Morgan Kaufmann 2021
Published:
1st October 2020
Imprint:
Morgan Kaufmann
Paperback ISBN:
9780128182000

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About the Authors

Larry Peterson

Larry Peterson

Larry L. Peterson is the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University, as well as Vice President and Chief Scientist at Verivue, Inc. He serves as Director of the PlanetLab Consortium, which focuses on the design of scalable network services and next-generation network architectures. He is a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, recipient of the IEEE Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Professor Peterson recently served as Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, he has been on the Editorial Board for the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking and the IEEE Journal on Select Areas in Communication, and he has served as program chair for SOSP, NSDI, and HotNets. Peterson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, and the 2010 recipient of the IEEE Kobayahi Computer and Communication Award. He received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University in 1985.

Affiliations and Expertise

Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University; Vice President and Chief Scientist, Verivue, Inc, USA

Bruce Davie

Bruce Davie

Bruce Davie is a visiting lecturer at MIT, and Chief Service Provider Architect at Nicira Networks. Formerly a Fellow at Cisco Systems, for many years he led the team of architects responsible for Multiprotocol Label Switching and IP Quality of Service. He is also an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force and he is curently SIGCOMM Chair. Prior to joining Cisco he was director of internetworking research and chief scientist at Bell Communications Research. Bruce holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Edinburgh University. He was named an ACM Fellow in 2009. His research interests include routing, network virtualization, transport protocols, and software-defined networks.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cisco Systems, Boxborough, MA, USA