Network Simulation Experiments Manual, Third Edition, contains simulation-based experiments to help students and professionals learn about key concepts in computer networking. The simulation approach provides a virtual environment for a wide range of desirable features, such as modeling a network based on specified criteria and analyzing its performance under different scenarios. The experiments include the basics of using OPNET IT Guru Academic Edition; operation of the Ethernet network; partitioning of a physical network into separate logical networks using virtual local area networks (VLANs); and the basics of network design. Also included is information on configuring and analyzing the performance of the Routing Information Protocol (RIP) model and the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol; simulating the basic features of an interdomain routing protocol called Border Gateway Protocol (BGP); and simulating mobility in wireless local area networks. In addition, the book covers congestion control algorithms implemented by the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP); the effects of various queuing disciplines on packet delivery and delay for different services; the Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP); and the role of firewalls and virtual private networks (VPNs) in providing security to shared public networks.


Networking designers and professionals; graduate students

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Preface IntroductIon LAB 1 CSMA LAB 2 Wireless Local Area Network LAB 3 Switched LANs LAB 4 VLANs: Virtual Local Area Networks LAB 5 Network Design LAB 6 RIP: Routing Information Protocol LAB 7 OSPF: Open Shortest Path First LAB 8 BGP: Border Gateway Protocol LAB 9 Mobile Wireless Network LAB 10 TCP: Transmission Control Protocol LAB 11 Queuing Disciplines LAB 12 RSVP: Resource Reservation Protocol LAB 13 Firewalls and VPN LAB 14 Applications LAB 15 Web Caching and Data Compression Appendix A: Token Ring Appendix B: ATM: Asynchronous Transfer Mode


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Morgan Kaufmann
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