Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach

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For courses in Networking/Communications Motivates readers with a top-down, layered approach to computer networking Unique among computer networking texts, the Seventh Edition of the popular Computer Networking: A Top Down Approach builds on the author's long tradition of teaching this complex subject through a layered approach in a "top-down manner." The text works its way from the application layer down toward the physical layer, motivating readers by exposing them to important concepts early in their study of ...

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Robert

May 28, 2016

Network layer is badly explained

The changes in this new edition completely spoil the book. It presents the Network layer based on the proposed management practices of Software Defined Networking (SDN). Since SDN is a new concept that was envisioned for mega data-centers only, it seems to me that the authors are trying to shamelessly peddle this new proposal of their colleagues, and influence the markets by shoving it down the throats of the students at large. This kind of marketing would lead to a skewed version of networking concepts being taught in schools.

benjamm

Nov 30, 2014

Negative: Book Labs Cost Extra

this book has some great points and some poor. my largest fault with it is, what i consider, insufficient L1 info.
when i finished reading it, i looked forward to using the online labs but the 'best' ones would not open. I've just been informed by 'Pearson-Ed' i would have to pay ANOTHER fee to access labs at the 'student resource site'. the book makes no mention of this ability to access some info and not others. pretty lame, i feel, for something I've already paid for, at an excessive price to begin with.

TCond

Oct 3, 2013

Good Service

The book arrived on time and in good condition. The book has a lot of good information and is written at a level that helps understanding.

SMET

Oct 12, 2007

Book is really good and helpful!!!!

Book is extremely good and it really helps me in understanding some details in-depth and gives good modern examples.I would strongly recommend this book to tthe people who want to know about networking stuff deeply.

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