Today, the Internet and computer networking are essential to business, learning, personal communication, and entertainment. The infrastructure that carries virtually all messages and transactions sent over the Internet is based on advanced Internet protocols. These advanced Internet protocols ensure that both public and private networks operate with maximum performance, security, and flexibility.
This book is intended to provide a comprehensive technical overview and survey of advanced Internet protocols. First, a solid introduction and discussion of internetworking technologies, architectures, and protocols is provided. The book also presents the application of these concepts into next-generation networks and discusses protection and restoration as well as various tunneling protocols and applications. Finally, emerging topics are discussed.
This book covers basic concepts in Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/Internet Protocol (IP), Internet architecture, IP routing protocols including transport-layer protocols, IP version 6, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), networking services such as IP Quality of Service (QoS), IP Multicast, anycast, Layer-2 and Layer-3 virtual private networks (L2VPN and L3VPN), and applications such as IP over Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM), IP traffic engineering, IP in mobility, and IP network security.
Although there are no strict prerequisites for reading this book, a data communication background would be helpful. All the ...