This text describes the principles used in a broad selection of modern data communication protocols, including point-to-point transfer protocols, multi-peer protocols and protocols for ensuring data security. It uses CSP notation to give a description of the protocols considered. Relating theory to practice, it explains how the principles are exploited in real-life protocols. It is designed for third year students studying computer networks, distributed systems and data communication courses.
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"This book takes an unusual path to describe computer network protocols. … Robin Sharp starts from formal description techniques. More precisely, he chooses the Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP) notation proposed by Hoare. … could be of interest to readers who are more interested in the application of formal description techniques to network protocols." (IEEE Network, September/October, 2008)
"The book particularly reflects the recent developments in computer networks and distributed systems with special reference to applications. A number of new protocols are introduced with a focus on their current application, what is good stuff for students and researchers in the area. … The book could be used for undergraduate third and fourth year courses in computer science and the network area. I am sure that this book will be a valuable asset in the educational and scientific community at large." (Aniket Mahanti, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1142, 2008)
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Book Description Book Condition: very_good. 476 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00131821555-V
Book Description Prentice Hall, 1994. Book Condition: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5873844