Provides a survey of the field of data communications and a tutorial on network technologies, encompassing the full range of data and computer communications from the physical layer to Internet applications protocols. Contains sections on data communications, WANs, LANs, and communication architecture and protocols, with chapter problems. Internet services for students and instructors are available. This fifth edition offers expanded and new material in areas including security, ATM, and TCP/IP. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Data and Computer Communications provides a clear and comprehensive survey of the whole field of data communications and provides an up-to-date tutorial on leading-edge network technologies. This is the only book that covers the full range of data and computer communications, from the physical layer details of transmission media and signaling up to and including the most popular Internet applications protocols, including electronic mail (SMTP/MIME) and the world wide web (HTTP). Since its inception, Data and Computer Communications has sold over 150,000 copies and is considered the standard in the field. This new edition is a thorough revision and reorganization and reflects requests from numerous professionals and academics.