Computer and Communication Networks, Second Edition, explains the modern technologies of networking and communications, preparing you to analyze and simulate complex networks, and to design cost-effective networks for emerging requirements. Offering uniquely balanced coverage of basic and advanced topics, it teaches through case studies, realistic examples and exercises, and intuitive illustrations. Nader F. Mir establishes a solid foundation in basic networking concepts; TCP/IP schemes; wireless and LTE networks; Internet applications, such as Web and e-mail; and network security. Then, he delves into both network analysis and advanced networking protocols, VoIP, cloud-based multimedia networking, SDN, and virtualized networks. In this new edition, Mir provides updated, practical, scenario-based information that many networking books lack, offering a uniquely effective blend of theory and implementation. Drawing on extensive field experience, he presents many contemporary applications and covers key topics that other texts overlook, including P2P and voice/video networking, SDN, information-centric networking, and modern router/switch design.
Students, researchers, and networking professionals will find up-to-date, thorough coverage of * Packet switching * Internet protocols (including IPv6) * Networking devices * Links and link interfaces * LANs, WANs, and Internetworking * Multicast routing, and protocols * Wide area wireless networks and LTE * Transport and end-to-end protocols * Network applications and management * Network security * Network queues and delay analysis * Advanced router/switch architecture * QoS and scheduling * Tunneling, VPNs, and MPLS * All-optical networks, WDM, and GMPLS * Cloud computing and network virtualization * Software defined networking (SDN) * VoIP signaling * Media exchange and voice/video compression * Distributed/cloud-based multimedia networks * Mobile ad hoc networks * Wireless sensor networks Key features include * More than three hundred fifty figures that simplify complex topics * Numerous algorithms that summarize key networking protocols and equations * Up-to-date case studies illuminating concepts and theory * Approximately four hundred exercises and examples honed over Mir's twenty years of teaching networking