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Chapter 1 Computer Networks and the Internet 1 1.1 What Is the Internet? 2 1.1.1 A Nuts-and-Bolts Description 2 1.1.2 A Services Description 5 1.1.3 What Is a Protocol? 7 1.2 The Network Edge 9 1.2.1 Access Networks 12 1.2.3 Physical Media 18 1.3 The Network Core 22 1.3.1 Packet Switching 22 1.3.2 Circuit Switching 27 1.3.3 A Network of Networks 32 1.4 Delay, Loss, and Throughput in Packet-Switched Networks 35 1.4.1 Overview of Delay in Packet-Switched Networks 35 1.4.2 Queuing Delay and Packet Loss 39 1.4.3 End-to-End Delay 42 1.4.4 Throughput in Computer Networks 44 1.5 Protocol Layers and Their Service Models 47 1.5.1 Layered Architecture 47 1.5.2 Encapsulation 53 1.6 Networks Under Attack 55 1.7 History of Computer Networking and the Internet 60 1.7.1 The Development of Packet Switching: 1961-1972 60 1.7.2 Proprietary Networks and Internetworking: 1972-1980 62 1.7.3 A Proliferation of Networks: 1980-1990 63 1.7.4 The Internet Explosion: The 1990s 64 1.7.5 The New Millennium 65 1.8 Summary 66 Homework Problems and Questions 68 Problems 70 Wireshark Lab 78 Interview: Leonard Kleinrock 80 Chapter 2 Application Layer 83 2.1 Principles of Network Applications 84 2.1.1 Network Application Architectures 86 2.1.2 Processes Communicating 88 2.1.3 Transport Services Available to Applications 91 2.1.4 Transport Services Provided by the Internet 93 2.1.5 Application-Layer Protocols 96 2.1.6 Network Applications Covered in This Book 97 2.2 The Web and HTTP 98 2.2.1 Overview of HTTP 98 2.2.2 Non-Persistent and Persistent Connections 100 2.2.3 HTTP Message Format 103 2.2.4 User-Server Interaction: Cookies 108 2.2.5 Web Caching 110 2.2.6 The Conditional GET 114 2.3 File Transfer: FTP 116 2.3.1 FTP Commands and Replies 118 2.4 Electronic Mail in the Internet 118 2.4.1 SMTP 121 2.4.2 Comparison with HTTP 124 2.4.3 Mail Message Format 125 2.4.4 Mail Access Protocols 125 2.5 DNS-The Internet's Directory Service 130 2.5.1 Services Provided by DNS 131 2.5.2 Overview of How DNS Works 133 2.5.3 DNS Records and Messages 139 2.6 Peer-to-Peer Applications 144 2.6.1 P2P File Distribution 145 2.6.2 Distributed Hash Tables (DHTs) 151 2.6.3 Case Study: P2P Internet Telephony with Skype 158 2.7 Socket Programming: Creating Network Applications 156 2.7.1 Socket Programming with UDP 157 2.7.2 Socket Programming with TCP 163 2.8 Summary 168 Homework Problems and Questions 169 Problems 171 Socket Programming Assignments 179 Wireshark Labs 181 Interview: Bram Cohen 182 Chapter 3 Transport Layer 185 3.1 Introduction and Transport-Layer Services 186 3.1.1 Relationship Between Transport and Network Layers 186 3.1.2 Overview of the Transport Layer in the Internet 189 3.2 Multiplexing and Demultiplexing 191 3.3 Connectionless Transport: UDP 198 3.3.1 UDP Segment Structure 202 3.3.2 UDP Checksum 202 3.4 Principles of Reliable Data Transfer 204 3.4.1 Building a Reliable Data Transfer Protocol 206 3.4.2 Pipelined Reliable Data Transfer Protocols 215 3.4.3 Go-Back-N (GBN) 218 3.4.4 Selective Repeat (SR) 223 3.5 Connection-Oriented Transport: TCP 230 3.5.1 The TCP Connection 231 3.5.2 TCP Segment Structure 233 3.5.3 Round-Trip Time Estimation and Timeout 238 3.5.4 Reliable Data Transfer 242 3.5.5 Flow Control 250 3.5.6 TCP Connection Management 252 3.6 Principles of Congestion Control 259 3.6.1 The Causes and the Costs of Congestion 259 3.6.2 Approaches to Congestion Control 265 3.6.3 Network-Assisted Congestion-Control Example: ATM ABR Congestion Control 266 3.7 TCP Congestion Control 269 3.7.1 Fairness 279 3.8 Summary 283 Homework Problems and Questions 285 Problems 288 Programming Assignments 300 Wiresh

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