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About the Author Chapter 0 Guide for Readers and Instructors

0.1 Outline of the Book

0.2 A Roadmap for Readers and Instructors

0.3 Internet and Web Resources

0.4 Standards

Chapter 1 Data Communications, Data Networks, and the Internet

1.1 Data Communications and Networking for Today's Enterprise

1.2 A Communications Model

1.3 Data Communications

1.4 Networks

1.5 The Internet

1.6 An Example Configuration

Chapter 2 Protocol Architecture, TCP/IP, and Internet-Based Applications

2.1 The Need for a Protocol Architecture

2.2 A Simple Protocol Architecture

2.3 The TCP/IP Protocol Architecture

2.4 Standardization within a Protocol Architecture

2.5 Traditional Internet-Based Applications

2.6 Multimedia

2.7 Sockets Programming

2.7 Recommended Reading

2.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Appendix 2A The Trivial File Transfer Protocol

Chapter 3 Data Transmission

3.1 Concepts and Terminology

3.2 Analog and Digital Data Transmission

3.3 Transmission Impairments

3.4 Channel Capacity

3.5 Recommended Reading

3.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Appendix 3A Decibels and Signal Strength

Chapter 4 Transmission Media

4.1 Guided Transmission Media

4.2 Wireless Transmission

4.3 Wireless Propagation

4.4 Line-of-Sight Transmission

4.5 Recommended Reading

4.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 5 Signal Encoding Techniques

5.1 Digital Data, Digital Signals

5.2 Digital Data, Analog Signals

5.3 Analog Data, Digital Signals

5.4 Recommended Reading

5.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 6 Error Detection and Correction

6.1 Types of Errors

6.2 Error Detection

6.3 Parity Check

6.4 The Internet Checksum

6.5 Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)

6.6 Forward Error Correction

6.7 Recommended Reading

6.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 7 Data Link Control Protocols

7.1 Flow Control

7.2 Error Control

7.3 High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC)

7.4 Recommended Reading

7.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Appendix 7A Performance Issues

Chapter 8 Multiplexing

8.1 Frequency-Division Multiplexing

8.2 Synchronous Time-Division Multiplexing

8.3 Cable Modems

8.4 Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

8.5 xDSL

8.6 Multiple Channel Access

8.7 Recommended Reading

8.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 9 WAN Technology and Protocols

9.1 Switched Communications Networks

9.2 Circuit Switching Networks

9.3 Circuit Switching Concepts

9.4 Softswitch Architecture

9.5 Packet-Switching Principles

9.6 Asynchronous Transfer Mode

9.7 Recommended Reading

9.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 10 Cellular Wireless Networks

10.1 Principles of Cellular Networks

10.2 Cellular Network Generations

10.3 LTE-Advanced

10.4 Recommended Reading

10.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 11 Local Area Network Overview

11.1 Bus and Tree Topologies

11.2 LAN Protocol Architecture

11.3 Bridges

11.4 Hubs and Switches

11.5 Virtual LANs

11.6 Recommended Reading

11.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 12 Ethernet

12.1 Traditional Ethernet

12.2 High-Speed Ethernet

12.3 IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Standard

12.4 Recommended Reading

12.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Appendix 12A Digital Signal Encoding for LANs

Appendix 12B Scrambling

Chapter 13 Wireless LANs

13.1 Overview

13.2 IEEE 802.11 Architecture and Services

13.3 IEEE 802.11 Medium Access Control

13.4 IEEE 802.11Physical Layer

13.5 Gigabit Wi-Fi

13.6 IEEE 802.11 Security Considerations

13.7 Recommended Reading

13.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 14 The Internet Protocol

14.1 Principles of Internetworking

14.2 Internet Protocol Operation

14.3 Internet Protocol

14.4 IPv6

14.5 Virtual Private Networks and IP Security

14.6 Recommended Reading

14.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 15 Transport Protocols

15.1 Connection-Oriented Transport Protocol Mechanisms

15.2 TCP

15.3 UDP

15.4 Recommended Reading

15.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 16 Advanced Data Communications Topics

16.1 Analog Data, Analog Signals

16.2 Forward Error Correction Codes

16.3 ARQ Performance Issues

16.4 Recommended Reading

16.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 17 Wireless Transmission Techniques

17.1 MIMO Antennas


17.3 Spread Spectrum

17.4 Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum

17.5 Code-Division Multiple Access

17.6 Recommended Reading

17.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 18 Wireless Networks

18.1 Fixed Broadband Wireless Access

18.2 WiMAX/IEEE 802.16

18.3 Bluetooth Overview

18.4 Bluetooth Radio Specification

18.5 Bluetooth Baseband Specification

18.6 Bluetooth Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol

18.7 Recommended Reading

18.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems


Chapter 19 Routing

19.1 Routing in Packet-Switching Networks

19.2 Examples: Routing in ARPANET

19.3 Internet Routing Protocols

19.4 Least-Cost Algorithms

19.5 Recommended Reading

19.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 20 Congestion Control

20.1 Effects of Congestion

20.2 Congestion Control

20.3 Traffic Management

20.4 Congestion Control in Packet-Switching Networks

20.5 TCP Congestion Control

20.6 Datagram Congestion Control Protocol

20.7 Recommended Reading

20.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 21 Internetwork Operation

21.1 Multicasting

21.2 Software Defined Networks

21.3 OpenFlow

21.4 Mobile IP

21.5 Recommended Reading

21.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 22 Internetwork Quality of Service

22.1 QoS Architectural Framework

22.2 Integrated Services Architecture

22.3 Resource Reservation Protocol

22.4 Differentiated Services

22.5 Service Level Agreements

22.6 IP Performance Metrics

22.7 Recommended Reading

22.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 23 Multiprotocol Label Switching

23.1 The Role of MPLS

23.2 Background

23.3 MPLS Operation

23.4 Labels

23.5 FECs, LSPs, and Labels

23.6 Label Distribution

23.7 Traffic Engineering

23.8 Virtual Private Networks

23.9 Recommended Reading

23.10 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 24 Electronic Mail, DNS, and HTTP

24.1 Electronic Mail: SMTP and MIME

24.2 Internet Directory Service: DNS

24.3 Web Access: HTTP

24.4 Recommended Reading

24.5 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 25 Internet Multimedia Support

25.1 Real-Time Traffic

25.2 Voice Over IP

25.3 Session Initiation Protocol

25.4 Real-Time Transport Protocol

25.5 Recommended Reading

25.6 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Appendix A Fourier Analysis

A.1 Fourier Series Representation of Periodic Signals

A.2 Fourier Transform Representation of Aperiodic Signals

A.3 Recommended Reading

Appendix B Projects and Other Student Exercises for Teaching Data and Computer Communications

B.1 Animations and Animation Projects

B.2 Practical Exercises

B.3 Sockets Projects

B.4 Wireshark Projects

B.5 Simulation and Modeling Projects

B.6 Performance Modeling

B.7 Research Projects

B.8 Reading/Report Assignments

B.9 Writing Assignments

B.10 Discussion TopicsReferences


26.1 Computer Security Concepts

26.2 Threats, Attacks, and Assets

26.3 Intruders

26.4 Malicious Software Overview

26.5 Viruses, Worms, and Bots

26.6 Recommended Reading

26.7 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Chapter 27 Computer and Network Security Techniques

27.1 Virtual Private Networks and IPsec

27.2 SSL and TLS

27.3 Wi-Fi Protected Access

27.4 Intrusion Detection

27.5 Firewalls

27.6 Malware Defense

27.7 Recommended Reading

27.8 Key Terms, Review Questions, and Problems

Appendix C Standards Organizations
Appendix D Asynchronous and Synchronous Transmission
Appendix E The OSI Model
Appendix F The International Reference Alphabet
Appendix G Proof of the Sampling Theorem
Appendix H Ones Complement Representation and Addition

Appendix I Statistical TDM
Appendix J The Spanning Tree Algorithm

Appendix K LAN Performance Issues Appendix L Matrix Multiplication and Determinants Appendix M Queuing Effects
Appendix N Orthogonality, Correlation, and Autocorrelation
Appendix O TCP/IP Example
Appendix P Queue Management and Queueing DisciplineAppendix Q Cryptographic Algorithms
Appendix R Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs)
Appendix S Augmented Backus-Naur Form
Appendix T Derivations of Equations and Examples

[1] Online chapters and appendices are Premium Content, available via the access card at the front of the book.

About the Author

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 received the prize for best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association six times.

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.


"Since most of the students in my classes are from a computer science background, teaching them the hardware and frequency domains issues is a challenge. This book [Stallings] does an excellent job in covering those topics." - Murat Yuksel, University of Nevada

"The textbook I have been using does not really do justice to the data communication core topics and I am impressed the comprehensive section provided on this topic in the Stallings text." - Jean-Claude Franchitti, New York University

"I am very impressed with both the breadth and the depth of coverage of the topics included. They meet the needs of practical laboratory assignments for a senior computer science networking class quite well." - John Doyle, Indiana University, Southeast

"I have a combination of both students who have a background in computer networks and those who have never taken a course in computer networks. All would find this book [Stallings] very useful and excellent." - Mike Kain, Drexel University

"It [Stallings] is at least at peer - if not on top - of the best textbooks I have used in networking and beyond." - Xiaobo Zhou, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

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