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Computer Networks: A Systems Approach

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Larry Peterson, Princeton University

Bruce Davie, VMWare

Pub Date: 2019

Publisher: Larry Peterson and Bruce Davie

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Foundation
  • Chapter 2: Direct Connections
  • Chapter 3: Internetworking
  • Chapter 4: Advanced Internetworking
  • Chapter 5: End-to-End Protocols
  • Chapter 6: Congestion Control
  • Chapter 7: End-to-End Data
  • Chapter 8: Network Security
  • Chapter 9: Applications

About the Book

Suppose you want to build a computer network, one that has the potential to grow to global proportions and to support applications as diverse as teleconferencing, video on demand, electronic commerce, distributed computing, and digital libraries. What available technologies would serve as the underlying building blocks, and what kind of software architecture would you design to integrate these building blocks into an effective communication service? Answering this question is the overriding goal of this book—to describe the available building materials and then to show how they can be used to construct a network from the ground up.

About the Contributors


Larry Peterson is CTO at the Open Networking Foundation and the Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science (Emeritus) at Princeton University

Bruce Davie is VP & CTO at VMWare for Asia Pacific and Japan