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  • Copyright 2002
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-2709-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-2709-1

Special Edition Using TCP/IP, 2E is the practical guide to applications of TCP/IP, including utilities for operation, troubleshooting, and management, with insight into future applications such as Voice over IP and VPNs. It includes current TCP/IP draft standards and future work planned. Clear illustrations of practical utilities enable the reader to understand both the technology and applications together from a single source. It includes current scaling problems in the Internet like addressing and routing. Both short-term solutions and long-term solutions for these problems are discussed.

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TCP/IP: The Internet Layer Protocol

The Internet Layer Protocol

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Internetworking and TCP/IP.

Evolution of TCP/IP and the Internet. Internetworking. The Open Systems Interconnection Model. The TCP/IP Reference Model.

2. The Network Interface and Link Layers.

Network Interface Layer. The Link Layer. Differences Between SLIP and PPP. Addressing. Address Resolution. Reverse Address Resolution Protocol.

3. The Internet Layer Protocol.

The Internet Layer. Internet Protocol. Format of an IP Datagram. Transmission of Datagrams.

4. Internet Control Message Protocol.

Introduction to ICMP. Role of Hosts and Routers in Fault Isolation. Methods Used by a Host for Fault Isolation. Transmission of ICMP Messages.

5. Transmission Control and Data Flow.

Introduction to TCP. The Connection Process. Data Transfer Concepts.

6. Timed Data Transmission and Performance Concepts.

Timeout and Retransmission Concepts. Performance.

7. User Datagram Protocol.

Introduction to UDP. Working with UDP.

8. File Transfer and Access.

Introduction to FTP. Trivial File Transfer. Problems in the TFTP Specification. Network File Access.

9. Remote Login.

Telnet Protocol. Rlogin.

10. Messaging Protocols.

Messaging Concepts and SMTP. POP. IMAP. MIME.

11. Hypertext Transmission.

Web Fundamentals and HTTP Basics. Components of an HTTP Message. Negotiating Client/Server Capabilities. HTTP Performance. Caching.

12. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

Network Management. Components of the SNMP Architecture.

13. Domain Name System (DNS).

The Need for DNS. Advantages of Using DNS. Naming Conventions Used in DNS. Transfer of DNS Messages. Components and Steps Involved in Name Resolution.

14. Bootstrapping Protocols: BOOTP and DHCP.

Bootstrap Protocol—An Overview. BOOTP Performance. The BOOTP Message Format. Subfields in the Options Field. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP Performance. The DHCP Message Format. Relay Agent.

15. Subnetting and Classless Addressing.

IP Addressing Schemes. Subnetting. Supernetting.

16. IP Routing.

Routing Concepts. Error Handling.

17. Routing Mechanisms.

Introduction to Routing Mechanisms. Evolution of Network Routing Architecture. Routing Algorithms.

18. Routing on Autonomous Systems.

Autonomous System Routing Architecture. Introduction to Interior Gateway Protocols.

19. Inter-autonomous System Routing Protocol—EGP and BGP.


20. Multicasting.

Fundamentals of Multicasting. Advantages of Multicasting. Implementation of Multicasting. Internet Group Management Protocol. Communication Between Hosts and Routers Using IGMP.

21. Security Concepts and Private Network Connection.

Virtual Private Networks. Network Address Translation.

22. IP Security.

Introduction to IP Security. The Authentication Header. Outbound and Inbound AH Field Processing. Encapsulated Security Payload. Outbound and Inbound ESP Field Processing. Security Association and Internet Key Exchange.

23. IP Over Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM).

Introduction to Asynchronous Transfer Mode. ATM Data Transmission Basics. IP Data Transmission Models for ATM.

24. Voice Over IP.

The Need for Voice Over IP.

25. Mobile IP.

An Introduction to IP Mobility. Agent Discovery Process. Registering Care-of Addresses. Mobile IPv6.

26. IPv6.

IPv6: An Overview. The IPv6 Message Format. IPv6 Extension Headers. IPv6 Addressing.

27. Quality of Service.

Introducing Quality of Service. Resource Reservation Protocol. Differentiated Services.

Appendix A. RFCs.

Appendix B. Local Area Networking Basics.

Local Area Networks.

Appendix C. Troubleshooting TCP/IP.

Troubleshooting Utilities.

Appendix D. HTTP Status Codes and Header Fields.

Appendix E. Programming Structures for Data Formats.

Appendix F. TCP Application Ports.




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