Computer Networking – James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross – 3rd Edition


Revised to reflect the rapid changes in the field of , Networking provides a top-down approach to this study by beginning with -level and then working down the protocol stack. An early emphasis is placed on application-layer paradigms and application programming interfaces to allow readers to get their “hands-dirty” with protocols and networking concepts in the context of applications they will use in the .

Networking today is much more (and far more interesting) than standards specifying message formats and protocol behaviors. Professors Kurose and Ross focus on describing emerging principles in a lively and engaging manner and then illustrate these principles with examples drawn from .

Table of Contents

1. Computer Networks and the Internet.
2. Application Layer.
3. Transport Layer.
4. Networking Layer & Routing.
5. Link Layer.
6. Wireless & Mobility.
7. Multimedia.
8. Security.
9. Network Management.
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