Here is the listing of Best reference books on Computer Networks.
|1. “Data and Computer Communication” by William Stallings
Book Review: This book is an ideal engineering textbook for students studying the subjects of computer networks, data communication in the fields of computer engineering and electrical engineering streams. The book is also very useful for programmers, system engineers and people involved in the field of data communication and networking products. The book focuses on the current technology thereby offering a clear survey of the entire data emphasizing both basic principles and the performance role in network design thereby exploring all the critical aspects in the field of data communication, LAN and protocol design.
|2. “Data Communication and Networking” by Behrouz A. Forouzan
Book Review: The book presents the basic concepts of data communications and networking and various internet protocols by using the protocol layering of internet and TCP/IP protocol suite. The book also covers the latest advances thereby presenting the concepts in a way that can be easily understood by students who have no background in the field of networking. The fundamentals are presented in a clear straightforward manner. The book has a good coverage, improved diagrams and better explanations.
|3. “Computer Networks” by Andrew S. Tanenbaum
Book Review: This book is suitable for junior/senior or graduate level courses in computer networks, data networks, or distributed processing in Computer science or Electrical engineering departments. The book is also useful (with selective omission of sections or chapters) for less advanced students. This is the first book that explains how computer networks work inside, from the hardware technology up to and including the most popular Internet application protocols. While students are not expected to have a background in computer networks or advanced mathematics, a general background in computer systems and programming is assumed.
|4. “Internetworking with TCP/IP, Volume 1” by Douglas Comer
Book Review: This book provides introduction to various networking concepts which include TCP/IP protocols and internetworking. The book also discusses various fundamentals and scientific theories along with the details and examples which are taken from the latest technologies. The book also covers layering and packet formats for all the internet protocols. The different protocols are TCP, IPv4, IPv6, DHCP and DNS. The book also elaborates various trends in internet systems which include packet classification, software defined networking and mesh protocols. The book is very useful for students who want to learn more about TCP/IP protocols, internet architecture and many networking technologies.
|5. “TCP/IP Illustrated” by W. Richard Stevens
Book Review: This book is known for clear explanations, well illustrated diagrams and clear demonstration of TCP/IP with the help of the data collected from real diagnostic programs. This book is ideal for students, graduates and networking professionals. The book also provides detailed information about TCP/IP protocol suite, IP, ARP,RARP, ICMP, IP routing, routing protocols like RIP, OSPF, concepts of broadcasting and multicasting, DNS, SNMP, FTP and many more. The book also provides implementation of TCP/IP protocols and many programming topics like TCP, HTTP, NNTP and UNIX domain protocols.
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