Data communications : from basics to broadbandMaterial type: TextPublication details: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey . : Prentice-Hall international, 1996Edition: 2nd EditionDescription: xvii, 311 p. : illustrationsISBN: 9780132415712; 0132415712Subject(s): Data transmission - Systems | TelecommunicationsDDC classification: 005.71
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1. Overview and Introduction --
2. Understanding Telecommunications --
3. Basic Data Communications Concepts --
4. Data Interfaces and Transmission --
5. Improving Data Communications Efficiency --
6. Data Integrity and Security --
7. Architectures and Protocols --
8. Data Transport Networks --
9. Network Management --
10. Digital Telecommunications.
Focusing on fundamental concepts and practical applications, this text prepares students to make intelligent decisions on the appropriate design, purchase, integration and use of data communications equipment and systems. The book aims to demystify every aspect of data communications including relevant terminology, concepts, hardware, software, protocols, architectures and current and future products. Features new to this edition include discussions about a variety of protocols, including TCP/IP and related protocols, such as SNMP, FTP, Telnet, and SMTP. It also includes expanded coverage of internetworking with a thorough treatment of repeaters, bridges, routers, and gateways, client/server technology, higher speed LANs, and wireless LANs, frame relay, and other wide area networks, including the Internet.