A broad introductory text written for computer scientists and engineers, focusing on the fundamental aspects of data communications and computer networks. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to cover current networking issues and technologies. Specific updates include those on networks and their management, transmission technologies, security and encryption. This text is appropriate for modular courses in data communications as well as computer science. It is also a useful source for professionals in related disciplines.
Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. Data communications 3. Information theory 4. Error control 5. Data link control 6. Modems 7. Access networks 8. Transport networks 9. Introduction to local area networks 10. LAN standards 11. High-speed LANs and metropolitan area networks 12. Packet-switched and frame relay networks 13. Asynchronous transfer mode 14. Internetworking 15. Internet protocols 16. Network management Appendix 1 Encryption Appendix 2 Line codes Appendix 3 Applications of queuing theory Glossary Bibliography Index