Computer network textbook

About the Book An Introduction to Computer Networks is a free and open general-purpose computer-networking textbook, complete with diagrams and exercises. An Introduction to Computer Networks is a free and open general-purpose computer-networking textbook, complete with diagrams and exercises. This text does a great job of covering the basics of computer networks while also presenting in-depth information, as well as diving into some somewhat tangential, but important, areas e.

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It is easy to selectively choose a section depending on the level of class or students. The entire text was not reviewed. I think factoring out some basics and explaining them up front, as this book has done, is a clever way of handling this.

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On its own though, I feel this would be a strong resource to use in a computer networking course. His research interests are in programming languages and computer networks.

The textbook is supplemented by a Solutions Manual, as well as a Website containing PowerPoint slides, art in various forms, and other tools for instruction, including a protocol simulator whereby students can develop and test their own network protocols. However, I do feel many of the topics become very in-depth, very fast. It is very straight-forward and appropriate for a technical audience. However, when viewing in PDF, the large amount of subheadings for any one chapter can be a bit tough texfbook navigate.

Computsr, the content is very technical and would be challenging for a non-technical person to understand all aspects.

An Introduction to Computer Networks

Tanenbaum's in-depth application coverage includes email; the domain name system; the World Wide Web both client- and server-side ; and multimedia including voice over IP, Internet radio video on demand, video conferencing, and streaming media. An Internet File Server 6.

About the Book An Introduction to Computer Networks is a free and open general-purpose computer-networking textbook, complete with diagrams and exercises.

It would be nice to have some concepts factored out to their basics early in the chapters, then expounded upon later. The most content is up-to-date and the text is written in a way to easily be updated.

tsxtbook The comprehensiveness does suggest to me that this might be able to fill two courses worth of content, as well. This book would be appropriate for an instructor with a strong background in teaching networking and using a more technical approach. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

This book is very matter-of-fact, with little in the way of irreverence. Likewise, there isn't much to work with here to be proactively inclusive. The text is appropriate to both undergraduate to graduate students. An Introduction to Computer Networks is a free and open general-purpose computer-networking textbook, complete with diagrams and exercises.

An Introduction to Computer Networks

Each chapter follows a consistent approach: Networm takes a structured approach to explaining how networks work from the inside out. However, some networking technologies will need to be updated as advancements are made e. When viewing online, the table of contents makes the content very browsable. Overall, I think that this book is a great resource to have given its open availability. It's not the simplest book, so using this in a first level class or in a more general IT, CS, or survey course will take some shepherding on the part of the instructor.

Comments The text is appropriate to both undergraduate to graduate students.

The text is well divided into a set of sections. With Safari, you fomputer the way you learn best. Comments This book would be appropriate for an instructor with a strong background in teaching networking and using a more technical approach. Since network technology is time-sensitive, some sections in the text should be updated.

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Yes, the text is clearly written. The Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange 8. It would be nice to have some of the information factored out, with some of the highlights available as lecture materials.