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Computer Networks and the Internet

A Hands-On Approach

Authors: Howser, Gerry

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  • The text makes a complex subject more approachable, and can work as a companion to a laboratory project on building a fully functional Internet using inexpensive Raspberry Pis
  • This hands-on approach is beneficial to students who prefer a more experiential learning style
  • Can be used to build an Internet of Linux boxes, for those with access to a number of “white box” computers running Linux
  • An Instructor's Manual and Solutions Manual are available to instructors, as well as software and configuration files in order to set up the hands-on project
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About this Textbook

The goal of this textbook is to provide enough background into the inner workings of the Internet to allow a novice to understand how the various protocols on the Internet work together to accomplish simple tasks, such as a search. By building an Internet with all the various services a person uses every day, one will gain an appreciation not only of the work that goes on unseen, but also of the choices made by designers to make life easier for the user.
Each chapter consists of background information on a specific topic or Internet service, and where appropriate a final section on how to configure a Raspberry Pi to provide that service.
While mainly meant as an undergraduate textbook for a course on networking or Internet protocols and services, it can also be used by anyone interested in the Internet as a step–by–step guide to building one's own Intranet, or as a reference guide as to how things work on the global Internet
                                               

                                        

About the authors

Gerry Howser is Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MS&T). While at Kalamazoo College he was the course designer and instructor for "Computer Networking and the Internet" and "Building the INTERNET in a Room" as well as instructor for "Design and Analysis of Algorithms". He is a researcher with expertise in cyber–physical systems, critical infrastructure, algorithms, computer science theory, and abstract mathematical methods.
                       
                       
                         

                         


Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-34496-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-34495-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computer Networks and the Internet
Book Subtitle
A Hands-On Approach
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-34496-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-34496-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-34495-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 539
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 85 illustrations in colour
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