TCP/IP Tutorial and Technical Overview (IBM Redbooks)

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9780130676108: TCP/IP Tutorial and Technical Overview (IBM Redbooks)

Drawing on his experience teaching TCP/IP to students and professionals worldwide, Adolfo Rodriguez has written an exceptionally complete, easy-to-understand, and up-to-date guide to TCP/IP. Ideal for beginners, this book covers the entire protocol suite -- including emerging protocols that address the Internet's most significant challenges. IBM TCP/IP instructor Adolfo Rodriguez starts by introducing TCP/IP's fundamental goals, roles, and components, and introducing the basic concepts that underlie the protocol suite. In Part II, Rodriguez surveys today's most important TCP/IP application protocols -- and introduces advanced protocols designed to support emerging wireless and multimedia applications. Next, he focuses on the latest trends in networking and infrastructure -- notably IPv6, security, Quality of Service, IP mobility, and MPLS. Along the way, Rodriguez identifies the serious challenges that TCP/IP is currently facing -- and the technologies and standards being developed to overcome them. For anyone who wants to understand the fundamentals of the Internet and TCP/IP -- including those new to networking.

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  • The comprehensive, authoritative introduction to the protocols that drive the Internet
  • Covers internetworking, routing, transport protocols, multicast, and much more
  • Includes detailed coverage of application protocols—DNS, TELNET, FTP, HTTP, SMTP, RTP/RTCP, SNMP, and WAP
  • Presents techniques for maximizing security, availability, and scalability
  • Extensive new coverage includes QoS, MPLS, IP telephony, and WAP
  • An in-depth introduction to the entire TCP/IP suite—including the latest protocols and concepts
  • Systematic coverage of internetworking, routing, transport, multicast, and application protocols
  • New and updated coverage of QoS, MPLS, IP telephony, security, WAP, and more

TCP/IP Tutorial and Technical Overview is an exceptionally complete, easy-to-understand, and up-to-date guide to the protocols that drive the Internet. Ideal for beginners—and for networking professionals who want to deepen their understanding—this book covers the entire TCP/IP suite, including emerging protocols that address the Internet's key challenges.

The authors—an expert team of IBM TCP/IP instructors and consultants—begin by introducing TCP/IP's fundamental goals, roles, components, and underlying concepts. They survey today's core TCP/IP application protocols, from DNS to HTTP, SMTP to RTP, as well as protocols designed for advanced wireless and multimedia applications.

The book includes detailed coverage of the latest trends in networking and infrastructure, including Quality of Service, MPLS, security, IP mobility, IP telephony, and IPv6. The authors also introduce leading tools for maximizing availability and scalability in IBM and Cisco environments, including IBM Sysplex Distributor, Cisco MultiNode Load Balancing, and OS/390 DNS/WLM.

INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONSharing Technical Expertise From Around the World

Prentice Hall PTR has selected this IBM Redbook for its worldwide publishing program. IBM Redbooks are produced by the International Technical Support Organization where experts from around the world work together to build effective technical information based on their practical work experience.

For more information: ibm.com/redbooks

About the Author:

The team that wrote this redbook

This redbook was produced by a team of specialists from around the world working at the International Technical Support Organization Raleigh Center.

Adolfo Rodriguez is an Advisory I/T Specialist at the International Technical Support Organization, Raleigh Center. He writes extensively and teaches IBM classes worldwide on all areas of TCP/IP. Before joining the ITSO, Adolfo worked in the design and development of Communications Server for OS/390, in RTP, NC. He holds a B.A. degree in Mathematics and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Duke University, Durham, NC. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at Duke University, with a concentration on Networking Systems.

John Gatrell works for IBM in the UK. He has 15 years experience in communications customer support, and a further seven years in programming. He holds a B.A. Honours degree in Physics from Oxford University. His specialized areas include UNIX and communications.

John Karas is a network architect in IBM Global Services in the United States. He has 14 years of experience in the data networking field. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Telecommunications from Pace University. His areas of expertise include IP routing algorithms, complex network design, capacity planning, and application performance testing. He has written extensively on supporting OSPF and BGP networks, as well as performance monitoring in SAP environments.

Roland Peschke is a Senior IT Networking Specialist working for IBM customers requesting consulting and education services for the OS/390 TCP/IP and SNA environment. His comprehensive experiences in these areas come from working at IBM Germany and ITSO Raleigh for more than three decades. He worked intensively on several SNA- and TCP/IP Redbooks.

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