Stand-alone computing is a thing of the past. Collaboration is the key word in business and in computing. Computer networks have transformed the way we communicate at work and at home. Three new Morgan Kaufmann books provide a roadmap to making the most of our networked world.
Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, 5th Edition by Larry Peterson and Bruce Davie, a best-selling and classic book, teaches the key principles of computer networks with examples drawn from the real world of network and protocol design. Using the Internet as the primary example, the authors explain various protocols and networking technologies. Their systems-oriented approach encourages readers to think about how individual network components fit into a larger, complex system of interactions. Whatever the reader’s perspective, whether it be that of an application developer, network administrator, or a designer of network equipment or protocols, they will come away with a "big picture" understanding of how modern networks and their applications are built. Additional materials, including lecture slides, sample chapters and related resources on the web, are available on the book’s companion site.
Advance Praise for Peterson’s and Davie’s Computer Networks: A Systems Approach,
“I have known and used this book for years and I always found it very valuable as a textbook for teaching computer networks as well as a reference book for networking professionals. This Fifth Edition maintains the core value of former editions and brings the clarity of explanation of network protocols in the introduction of the most up-to-date techniques, technologies and requirements of networking. Beyond describing the details of past and current networks, this book successfully motivates the curiosity, and hopefully new research, for the networks of the future.” -- Stefano Basagni, Northeastern University
“Peterson and Davie have written an outstanding book for the computer networking world. It is a well-organized book that features a very helpful "big picture" systems approach. This book is a must have!” -- Yonshik Choi, Illinois Institute of Technology
“The Fifth Edition of Computer Networks: A Systems Approach is well-suited for the serious student of computer networks, though it remains accessible to the more casual reader as well. The authors’ enthusiasm for their subject is evident throughout; they have a thorough and current grasp of the interesting problems of the field. They explain not only how various protocols work, but also why they work the way they do, and even why certain protocols are the important and interesting ones. The book is also filled with little touches of historical background, from the main text to the "Where Are They Now" sidebars to the papers described in each chapter's "Further Reading" section-these give the reader a perspective on how things came to be the way they are. All in all, this book provides a lucid and literate introduction to networking.” -- Peter Dordal, Loyola University Chicago
Network Simulation Experiments Manual, 3rd Edition by Emad Aboelela, is a practical tool for the networking professional; allowing the reader to experiment, creating innovative networks. The book provides detailed experiments on core networking topologies for use in this simulation environment. Various scenarios are presented within each topology: Review questions, suggested readings, a lab report, and exercises accompanying each assignment. The manual also comes with directions for downloading the free and easy-to-install OPNET IT Guru Academic Edition software. This software provides a virtual environment for modeling, analyzing, and predicting the performance of IT infrastructures, including applications, servers, and networking technologies.
Architecture of Network Systems by Dimitrios Serpanos and Tilman Wolf explains the practice and methodologies that will allow you to solve a broad range of problems in system design, including problems related to security, quality of service, performance, manageability, and more. Leading researchers Dimitrios Serpanos and Tilman Wolf develop architectures for all network sub-systems, bridging the gap between operation and VLSI. Discussing the major challenges in the design of networks and the architectures that have been developed, Serpanos and Wolf provide a systematic treatment of network architectures, from the basics to advanced topics.