Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols

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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’ll 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’ll 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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Contents

Chapter 1 Networking Models
1
Chapter 2 Ethernet
21
Chapter 3 Internet Protocol
45
Chapter 4 Address Resolution Protocol
63
Chapter 5 Network Equipment
77
Chapter 6 Internet Control Message Protocol
97
Chapter 7 Subnetting and Other Masking Acrobatics
117
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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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