Computer Networks, Page 3

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2003 - Computers - 891 pages
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'Computer Networks', Fourth Edition is the ideal introduction to today's networks - and tomorrow's. This classic best seller has been thoroughly updated to reflect the newest and most important networking technologies with a special emphasis on wireless networking, including 802.11, Bluetooth, broadband wireless, ad hoc networks, i-mode, and WAP. But fixed networks have not been ignored either with coverage of ADSL, gigabit Ethernet, peer-to-peer networks, NAT, and MPLS. And there is lots of new material on applications, including over 60 pages on the Web, plus Internet radio, voice over IP, and video on demand.Finally, the coverage of network security has been revised and expanded to fill an entire chapter. The book gives detailed descriptions of the principles associated with each layer and presents many examples drawn from the Internet and wireless networks.

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User Review  - aethercowboy - LibraryThing

Tanenbaum presents here, in Computer Networks, a very, very encompassing overview of computer networks, including the different layers that comprise it. If you've ever wanted to know more information ... Read full review

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User Review  - tomhudson - LibraryThing

Old-school: it was the standard textbook at the time, but today it seems dated both in content and in approach. Read full review



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ANDREW S. TANENBAUM is Professor of Computer Science at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and Scientific Director of ASCI, a Dutch graduate school established by leading universities throughout the Netherlands. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the ACM. Other books Tanenbaum has authored or co-authored include Structured Computer Organization, Fourth Edition; Operating Systems: Design and Implementation, Second Edition; Modern Operating Systems, Second Edition; and Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms (all from Prentice Hall).

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