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Data and Computer Communications

Networking and Internetworking, 1st Edition

By Gurdeep S. Hura, Mukesh Singhal

CRC Press

1,168 pages | 350 B/W Illus.

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The protocols and standards for networking are numerous and complex. Multivendor internetworking, crucial to present day users, requires a grasp of these protocols and standards. Data and Computer Communications: Networking and Internetworking, a comprehensive text/reference, brings clarity to all of the complex issues involved in networking activity, providing excellent instruction for students and an indispensable reference for practitioners.

This systematic work answers a vast array of questions about overall network architecture, design, protocols, and deployment issues. It offers a practical, thorough treatment of the applied concepts of data and computer communication systems, including signaling basics, transmission of digital signals, and layered architecture. The book features in-depth discussions of integrated digital networks, integrated services digital networks, and high-speed networks, including currently evolving technologies, such as ATM switching, and their applications in multimedia technology. It also presents the state-of-the-art in Internet technology, its services, and implementations.

The balance of old and new networking technologies presents an appealing set of topics for both undergraduate students and computer and networking professionals. This book presents all seven layers of OSI-based networks in great detail, covering services, functions, design issues, interfacing, and protocols. With its introduction to the basic concepts and practical aspects of the field, Data and Computer Communications: Networking and Internetworking helps you keep up with the rapidly growing and dominating computer networking technology.

Reviews

"This book covers a vast area of communications technology in 1,140 pages. It is aimed at undergraduates and post-graduated in computer science and engineering, and networking professionals…If you are looking for a hands-on approach, which excludes material aimed at beginners, then this will suit your purpose."

-Nick Dunn, Student member

"Hura and Singhal discuss all the complex issues involved in networking and provide an excellent resource for practitioners and instruction for students. They offer a comprehensive treatment …"

-CHOICE, October 2001, Vol. 39 No. 2

"Recommended for graduate students, professionals and practitioners."

-CHOICE, October 2001, Vol. 39 No. 2

Table of Contents

COMPUTER NETWORKS AND STANDARDIZATION

Network Goals

Network Evolution

Components of Computer Networks

Network Structure

Data Communication Network (DCN)

Network Architecture and Layered Protocol

Data Communication in OSI-RM

Standards OrganizationsLAN Applications and Performance Aspects

Local Area Network (LAN) Evolution

Current Trends in Communication Networks

BASIC CONCEPTS OF DATA COMMUNICATION

Introduction

Basic Transmission Signaling Concepts

Electrical and Voice Signals: Basic Definitions

Filters

Errors in Data Communication

Repeaters and Amplifiers

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION BASICS

Modulation and Demodulation: Basic Concepts

Analog Modulation (AM) Class

Digital Modulation (DM) Class

Modems and Standards

Multiplexers

Switching Techniques

Communication Control Interfaces

MODES OF COMMUNICATION CHANNEL

Introduction

Communication Channel

Information Coding

Character Error Detection and Correction Coding

Error Control Techniques and Standard Protocols

Terminals

TRANSMISSION MEDIA

Introduction

Communication Channel

Open-Wire Lines

Twisted Pair Wires/Cables

Coaxial Cable

Optical Fiber Communication

Wireless Communication

A Typical Broadband LAN Configuration

TELEPHONE SYSTEM

Introduction

Evolution of Telephone System

Hierarchical Model of Telephone System

Telephone Network System

Private Branch Exchange (PBAX)

Digital Carrier System (DCS)

INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LANs)

Local Area Networks (LANs) Evolution

LAN Definitions and Standards

LAN Characterization

IEEE LANs

IEEE 802 Recommendations

IEEE Standard LANs

NONSTANDARD LANs AND INTERNETWORKING

Non-OSI-RM LANsDEC's Digital Network Architecture or DECnet

Internetworking DNA with other networks

LAN-to-LAN Interconnection

Internetworking devices for LANs

Wireless LANs

PHYSICAL LAYER

Introduction

Layered Protocols and Interfacing

Physical Layer Functions and Services

Physical Layer Interface Standards

Terminals

Physical Layer Primitives and Parameters

DATA LINK LAYER

Introduction

Layered Protocols and Interfacing

ISO Data Link Layer Services and Functions

Data Link Control Functions and Protocols

Data Link Control Configurations

Data Link Protocols

Error-Control Protocols

Examples of Data Link Protocols

Data Link Service Protocol Primitives and Parameters

Sublayer Service Primitives and Parameters

NETWORK LAYER

Introduction

Layered Protocols and Interfacing

ISO Network Layer Services and Functions

Network Routing Services Concepts

Sub-Network (Subnet) Interface

Packet-Switched Network (PSDN) (CCITT X.25)

Internetworking and Packet Switched Data Network Protocols

Network Routing Switching Techniques: Basic Concepts

Network Congestion Control

Value-Added Networks (VANs)

TRANSPORT LAYER

Introduction

Layered Protocol and Interfacing

ISO 8072 Transport Layer Services and Functions

Transport Layer Services Control Protocol

ISO 8073 Transport Layer Protocol Primitives and Parameters

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

Internet Protocol (IP)

SESSION LAYER

Introduction

Layered Protocol and Interfacing

ISO 8326 Session Layer Services and Functions

ISO 8326 Session Layer Service Operation

ISO 8326 Session Layer Service Primitives

ISO 8327 Session Layer Protocol Primitives and Parameters

ISO 8327 Session Layer Protocol Data Unit (SPDU)

PRESENTATION LAYER

Introduction

Layered Protocols and Interfacing

ISO 8823 8822 Presentation Layer Services and Functions

ISO 8823 8822 Presentation Layer Service Primitives

ISO 8824 8823 Presentation Layer Protocol

Presentation Context, Representation, and Notation Standards

Security

Secure Socket Layer Protocol

APPLICATION LAYER

Introduction

Layered Protocols and Interfacing

ISO Application Layer Services and Functions

Application Layer Architecture (Structure)

Application Layer Standards and Protocols

Application Layer Protocols of Proprietary LANs

INTERNET: SERVICES AND CONNECTIONS

Introduction

The Internet

Internet Addressing

Detailed Descriptions of Internet Services

INTEGRATED DIGITAL NETWORK (IDN) TECHNOLOGY

Introduction

Evolution of Digital Transmission

Digital Transmission Services

Switching Techniques

Public Networks

Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)

Layered Model of ISDN

ISDN Protocols

Broadband ISDN (B-ISDN): Why?

HIGH SPEED NETWORKS

Introduction

Applications of Integrated Networks

Evolution of High Speed and High-Bandwidth Networks

Evolution of Switching Techniques

Fiber- Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)

Switched Multimegabit Data Service (SMDS)

Frame Relay

Broadband- Integrated Services Digital Network (B-ISDN)

Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) OperationINTERNET: CONNECTIONS AND SERVICES

Introduction

Internet

Internet Addressing

Details Description of Internet Services

Gopher

CLIENT-SERVER LAN IMPLEMENTATIONCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE

Introduction

Distributed Computing Architecture (DCA)

Components of DCSDCA

Client-Server Computing Architecture

Client-Server Models

Client-Server Operating Systems

Graphical User Interface (GUI) ToolsX-Window System and GUI Tools

Toolkits

Client-Server LAN Implementations

Case StudyStudies

ACRONYMS

GLOSSARY

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM043000
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TEC041000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Telecommunications