Communications and Networking: An Introduction (Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science)
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The second edition of this book adds new and revised material to the step-by-step organization, chapter summaries and review questions that distinguish the original. Covers IPv6, wireless network management, mobile, grid and cloud computing and more.
routers are commonly used in the home. As well as providing routing and access point functions, they offer a network switch and often a firewall. The wireless counterpart of the NIC (see Sect. 2.1, as well as above in the current section) that is used on a wired computer is the radio—a wireless transmitter/receiver. For laptop computers, this is often a PC-card. PC-cards are built to Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) standards. For desktop computers, universal
standard for transmission over optical fibre OFDM Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing OS Operating system OSI Open systems interconnect OSPF Open shortest path first P2P Peer-to-peer PaaS Platform as a service PAN Personal area network PC Personal computer PCI Peripheral component interconnect PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association PIN Personal identification number PKI Public key infrastructure PM Phase modulation PN Pseudo-noise PNG Portable network
cure. ZigBee A short-range wireless communication standard with low power demands that is based on the IEEE802.15.4 standard. zombie A computer that is under the control of an attacker, who can make use of it in a DDOS attack. Index A ABR. See See Available bit rate (ABR) Abstract syntax notation (ASN.1) Access control list Access point (AP) Accounting management Acknowledgement (ACK) Address Address resolution protocol (ARP) request ADSL. See See Asymmetric DSL (ADSL)
system for mobiles (GSM) H Hacktivist Half-duplex communications transmission HAN. See See Home area network (HAN) Handshaking Hash HDLC. See See High-level data link control (HDLC) Head-end Header Hertz (Hz) Hidden node Hierarchical topology High-level data link control (HDLC) checksum field flag field frame information frame supervisory frame unnumbered frame High-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) High-speed uplink packet access (HSUPA) Home area network (HAN)
IEEE 802.11i IEEE 802.16m IEEE 802.11n IEEE 802.1p IEEE 802.1q IEEE 802.1X IEEE 802.11x IETF. See See Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) IKE. See See Internet key exchange (IKE) IM. See See Instant messaging (IM) IMAP. See See Internet message access protocol (IMAP) IMAP4rev1. See See IMAP version 4 revision 1 (IMAP4rev1) IMAP version 4 revision 1 (IMAP4rev1) IMT-Advanced. See See International mobile telecommunications-advanced (IMT-Advanced) Infrared transmission