By Andrew S. Tanenbaum, David J. Wetherall

Computer Networks, 5/e is acceptable for laptop Networking or advent to Networking classes at either the undergraduate and graduate point in machine technological know-how, electric Engineering, CIS, MIS, and company Departments.

Tanenbaum takes a established method of explaining how networks paintings from the interior out. He begins with an evidence of the actual layer of networking, machine and transmission platforms; then works his manner as much as community functions. Tanenbaum's in-depth program assurance comprises e mail; the area identify process; the realm huge net (both shopper- and server-side); and multimedia (including voice over IP, net radio video on call for, video conferencing, and streaming media. every one bankruptcy follows a constant technique: Tanenbaum offers key ideas, then illustrates them using real-world instance networks that run throughout the complete book—the web, and instant networks, together with instant LANs, broadband instant and Bluetooth. The 5th version contains a bankruptcy committed completely to community safety. The textbook is supplemented by way of a strategies guide, in addition to an internet site containing PowerPoint slides, artwork in quite a few varieties, and different instruments for guideline, together with a protocol simulator wherein scholars can advance and try their very own community protocols.

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Beyond these come longer-range networks. These can be divided into local, metropolitan, and wide area networks, each with increasing scale. Finally, the connection of two or more networks is called an internetwork. The worldwide Internet is certainly the best-known (but not the only) example of an internetwork. 18 INTRODUCTION CHAP. , 2003). Interprocessor distance 1m 10 m 100 m 1 km 10 km 100 km 1000 km 10,000 km Processors located in same Square meter Example Personal area network Room Building Local area network Campus City Metropolitan area network Country Wide area network Continent Planet The Internet Figure 1-6.

People on the go often want to use their mobile devices to read and send email, tweet, watch movies, download music, play games, or simply to surf the Web for information. They want to do all of the things they do at home and in the office. Naturally, they want to do them from anywhere on land, sea or in the air. SEC. 1 USES OF COMPUTER NETWORKS 11 Connectivity to the Internet enables many of these mobile uses. Since having a wired connection is impossible in cars, boats, and airplanes, there is a lot of interest in wireless networks.

In appliances), all of which could 22 INTRODUCTION CHAP. 1 adjust to daylight savings time automatically if the clocks were on the Internet. Remote monitoring of the home is a likely winner, as many grown children would be willing to spend some money to help their aging parents live safely in their own homes. While we could think of the home network as just another LAN, it is more likely to have different properties than other networks. First, the networked devices have to be very easy to install.

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