1. Introduction. I. REQUIREMENTS. 2. Business Information. 3. Distributed Data Processing. Case Study I: MasterCard International. II. THE INTERNET AND DISTRIBUTED APPLICATIONS. 4. Internet History and Architecture. 5. TCP/IP and OSI. Case Study II: Florida Department of Management Services. 6. Internet-Based Applications. 7. Client/Server and Intranet Computing. Case Study III: ING Life. 8. Internet Operations. III. LOCAL AREA NETWORKS. 9. LAN Architecture and Protocols. 10. Ethernet and Fibre Channel.. Case Study IV: Carlson Companies. 11. Wireless LANs. Case Study V: St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. IV. WIDE AREA NETWORKS. 12. Circuit Switching and Packet Switching. Case Study VI: Staten Island University Hospital. 13. Frame Relay and ATM. Case Study VII: Olsten Staffing Services. Case Study VIII: Guardian Life Insurance. 14. Wireless WANs. Case Study IX: Choice Hotels International. V. DATA COMMUNICATIONS. 15. Data Transmissions. 16. Data Communication Fundamentals. 17. Data Link Control and Multiplexing. Case Study X: Haukeland University Hospital. VI. MANAGEMENT ISSUES. 18. Doing Business on the Internet. Case Study XI: The Hacker in All of Us. 19. Network Security. 20. Network Management. Appendix A: Standards and Standards-Setting Organizations. Glossary. References. Index.
William Stallings has made a unique contribution to understanding the broad sweep of technical developments in computer networking and computer architecture. He has authored 18 titles, and counting revised editions, a total of 35 books on various aspects of these subjects. In over 20 years in the field, he has been a technical contributor, technical manager, and an executive with several high-technology firms. Currently he is an independent consultant whose clients have included computer and networking manufacturers and customers, software development firms, and leading-edge government research institutions.He has six times received the prize for best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association.Bill has designed and implemented both TCP/IP-based and OSI-based protocol suites on a variety of computers and operating systems, ranging from microcomputers to mainframes. As a consultant, he has advised government agencies, computer and software vendors, and major users on the design, selection, and use of networking software and products.Dr. Stallings holds a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Computer Science and a B.S. from Notre Dame in Electrical Engineering.