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Computer Networks ISE: A Systems Approach (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking)

Computer Networks ISE: A Systems Approach (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Networking) [Print Replica] [Kindle Edition]

Larry L. Peterson , Bruce S. Davie
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Computer Networks, 4E is the only introductory computer networking book written by authors who have had first-hand experience with many of the protocols discussed in the book, who have actually designed some of them as well, and who are still actively designing the computer networks today.

This newly revised edition continues to provide an enduring, practical understanding of networks and their building blocks through rich, example-based instruction. The authors' focus is on the why of network design, not just the specifications comprising today's systems but how key technologies and protocols actually work in the real world to solve specific problems. The new edition makes less use of computer code to explain protocols than earlier editions. Moreover, this new edition shifts the focus somewhat higher in the protocol stack where there is generally more innovative and exciting work going on at the application and session layers than at the link and physical layers.

*Completely updated with NEW sidebars discussing successes/failures of previously deployed networks
*Thorough companion website with downloadable OpNet network simulation software and lab experiments manual
*Expanded coverage of topics of utmost importance to today's networking professionals, e.g., security, wireless, multimedia applications

About the Author

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. Bruce Davie has worked as a system architect at Cisco Systems since 1995, where he is a Cisco Fellow. For many years he led the team responsible for Multiprotocol Label Switching and IP Quality of Service. In 2007 he joined Cisco's Service Provider Video group. He has over 20 years of networking and communications industry experience and has written numerous books, RFCs, and articles on IP networking. In 2009 he became the chair of ACM SIGCOMM, and was recognized as an ACM Fellow. He is also an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force. 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 and is a visiting lecturer at M.I.T.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 16442 KB
  • Print Length: 848 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann; 4 edition (1 Mar 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005H8CYZY
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4.0 out of 5 stars New edition - not many changes 10 Sep 2007
This is a new edition of an established computer networks textbook.

It is an academic textbook rather than a practitioners guide, but it does use real networking rather than abstract theory as the source of the principles discussed so it would be a good choice if you want to move from knowing how to put a network together to why the designers built it that way. There are lots of end-of-chapter exercises that you can try if you want to deepen your understanding.

There are not many changes from the third edition that will inconvenience lecturers or students, mostly the changes that I have noticed so far are additions of newer technologies rather than major restructuring. One exception is that RTP, which used to be in 9.3, has moved to 5.4.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Holistic view of Networked Systems 28 Nov 2011
Very good book for advanced beginners on Networked Systems. Pretty good reference to have near by. It has the educational approach of Kurose & Ross book and the clearness of Stevens Volume #1, although Stevens is the still the best as far as TCP/IP stack is concerns. It gives you a Holistic View about Networked Systems and how diffrent mechanisms, approaches, networks, concepts are connected each other.
I could give it 5/5 if it had even more examples like Stevens Volume#1 has, but then the book would have 500 pages more.

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