Author(s) Name:  E. Bryan Carne
This hands-on resource provides you with a comprehensive picture of the Internet protocol stack and the role of TCP/IP in data communication. It serves as a detailed guide to the protocols, networks, codes, signals, and equipment that make it possible to communicate using TCP/IP. You find complete bit-level descriptions of the functions performed by the headers and frames of the TCP/IP suite, making it easy for you to analyze individual data packets. The book offers you a through understanding of advanced LAN and WAN technologies, and gives you an integrated view of bridging, routing and tagging operations. Moreover, this unique reference describes local loop technologies that bridge the last mile, particularly the limitations of twisted pairs, the use of optical fibers and radio, and the potential of pervasive voice over IP. The book describes how layer 2 and layer 3 switches relate to bridges and routers, and includes an in-depth discussion on ensuring privacy with virtual LAN. Supported with over 90 illustrations, this practical volume is a one-stop reference to a wide range of topics that are critical to your work in the field.
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Publisher:  Artech House Publisher
Year of Publication:  2004
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