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Computer Networking Problems and Solutions : an innovative approach to building resilient, modern networks / Russ White and Ethan Banks.

By: White, Russ [author.].
Contributor(s): Banks, Ethan [author.].
Publisher: Boston : Addison-Wesley : Pearson Education, Inc, ©2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 806 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781587145049.Subject(s): Computer networks | Computer network protocols | Computer network protocols | Computer networks | ComputernetwerkenGenre/Form: Print books.
Contents:
Introduction -- Part I: The Data Place: Fundamental concepts -- Data transport problems and solutions -- Modeling network transport -- Lower layer transports -- Higher layer data transports -- Interlayer discovery -- Packet switching -- Quality of service -- Network virtualization -- Transport security -- Part II: The Control Plane: Topology discovery -- Unicast loop-free paths (1) -- Unicast loop-free paths (2) -- Reacting to topology changes -- Distance vector control planes -- Link state and path vector control planes -- Policy in the control plane -- Centralized control planes -- Failure domains and information hiding -- Examples of information hiding -- Part III: Network Design: Security: a broader sweep -- Network design patterns -- Redundant and resilient -- Troubleshooting -- Part IV: Current topics: Disaggregation, hyperconvergence, and the changing network -- The case for network automation -- Virtualized network functions -- Cloud computing concepts and challenges -- Internet of things -- Looking forward -- Index.
Summary: Computer Networking Problems and Solutions offers a new approach to understanding networking that not only illuminates current systems but prepares readers for whatever comes next. Its problem-solving approach reveals why modern computer networks and protocols are designed as they are, by explaining the problems any protocol or system must overcome, considering common solutions, and showing how those solutions have been implemented in new and mature protocols.Part I considers data transport (the data plane). Part II covers protocols used to discover and use topology and reachability information (the control plane). Part III considers several common network designs and architectures, including data center fabrics, MPLS cores, and modern Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN). Principles that underlie technologies such as Software Defined Networks (SDNs) are considered throughout, as solutions to problems faced by all networking technologies.This guide is ideal for beginning network engineers, students of computer networking, and experienced engineers seeking a deeper understanding of the technologies they use every day. Whatever your background, this book will help you quickly recognize problems and solutions that constantly recur, and apply this knowledge to new technologies and environments.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Part I: The Data Place: Fundamental concepts -- Data transport problems and solutions -- Modeling network transport -- Lower layer transports -- Higher layer data transports -- Interlayer discovery -- Packet switching -- Quality of service -- Network virtualization -- Transport security -- Part II: The Control Plane: Topology discovery -- Unicast loop-free paths (1) -- Unicast loop-free paths (2) -- Reacting to topology changes -- Distance vector control planes -- Link state and path vector control planes -- Policy in the control plane -- Centralized control planes -- Failure domains and information hiding -- Examples of information hiding -- Part III: Network Design: Security: a broader sweep -- Network design patterns -- Redundant and resilient -- Troubleshooting -- Part IV: Current topics: Disaggregation, hyperconvergence, and the changing network -- The case for network automation -- Virtualized network functions -- Cloud computing concepts and challenges -- Internet of things -- Looking forward -- Index.

Computer Networking Problems and Solutions offers a new approach to understanding networking that not only illuminates current systems but prepares readers for whatever comes next. Its problem-solving approach reveals why modern computer networks and protocols are designed as they are, by explaining the problems any protocol or system must overcome, considering common solutions, and showing how those solutions have been implemented in new and mature protocols.Part I considers data transport (the data plane). Part II covers protocols used to discover and use topology and reachability information (the control plane). Part III considers several common network designs and architectures, including data center fabrics, MPLS cores, and modern Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN). Principles that underlie technologies such as Software Defined Networks (SDNs) are considered throughout, as solutions to problems faced by all networking technologies.This guide is ideal for beginning network engineers, students of computer networking, and experienced engineers seeking a deeper understanding of the technologies they use every day. Whatever your background, this book will help you quickly recognize problems and solutions that constantly recur, and apply this knowledge to new technologies and environments.

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