Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jun 3, 2011 - Computers - 264 pages
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Take an in-depth tour of core Internet protocols and learn how they work together to move data packets from one network to another. With this updated edition, you値l dive into the aspects of each protocol, including operation basics and security risks, and learn the function of network hardware such as switches and routers. New chapters examine the transmission control protocol (TCP) and user datagram protocol in detail.

Ideal for beginning network engineers, each chapter in this book includes a set of review questions, as well as practical, hands-on lab exercises.

You値l explore topics including:

  • Basic network architecture: how protocols and functions fit together
  • The structure and operation of the Ethernet protocol
  • TCP/IP protocol fields, operations, and addressing used for networks
  • The address resolution process in a typical IPv4 network
  • Switches, access points, routers, and components that process packets
  • TCP details, including packet content and client-server packet flow
  • How the Internet Control Message Protocol provides error messages during network operations
  • How network mask (subnetting) helps determine the network
  • The operation, structure, and common uses of the user datagram protocol

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Chapter1Networking Models
Chapter3Internet Protocol
Chapter4Address Resolution Protocol
Chapter5Network Equipment
Chapter6Internet Control Message Protocol
Chapter7Subnetting and Other Masking Acrobatics

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About the author (2011)

Bruce is a faculty member in the Network, Security and Systems Administration (NSSA) Department in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Science (GCCIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York. He splits his time between teaching, projects and writing.

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