Technological Foundations and Applications

  • Christoph Meinel
  • Harald Sack

Part of the book series (XMEDIAPUBL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack
    Pages 1-27
  3. Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack
    Pages 29-61
  4. Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack
    Pages 63-129
  5. Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack
    Pages 131-259
  6. Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack
    Pages 261-333
  7. Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack
    Pages 335-454
  8. Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack
    Pages 455-590
  9. Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack
    Pages 591-663
  10. Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack
    Pages 665-830
  11. Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack
    Pages 831-847
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 849-903

About this book


This book is supposed to serve as a comprehensive and instructive guide through the new world of digital communication. On the physical layer optical and electrical cabling technology are described as well as wireless communication technologies. On the data link layer local area networks (LANs) are introduced together with the most popular LAN technologies such as Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, and ATM as well as wireless LAN technologies including IEEE 802.x, Bluetooth, or ZigBee. A wide range of WAN technologies are covered including contemporary high speed technologies like PDH and SDH up to high speed wireless WANs (WiMAX) and 4th generation wireless telephone networks LTE. Routing technologies conclude the treatment of the data link layer. Next, there is the Internet layer with the Internet protocol IP that establishes a virtual uniform network out of the net of heterogeneous networks. In detail, both versions, IPv4 as well as the successor IPv6 are covered in detail as well as ICMP, NDP, and Mobile IP. In the subsequent transport layer protocol functions are provided to offer a connection-oriented and reliable transport service on the basis of the simple and unreliable IP. The basic protocols TCP and UDP are introduced as well as NAT, the network address translation. Beside transport layer security protocols like SSL and TLS are presented. On the upmost application layer popular Internet application protocols are described like DNS, SMTP, PGP, (S)FTP, NFS, SSH, DHCP, SNMP, RTP, RTCP, RTSP, and World Wide Web.


Computer Networks Digital Media Communication Internet Internet Applications Network Management TCP/IP Protocol Suite Wired and Wireless LAN Technologies

Authors and affiliations

  • Christoph Meinel
    • 1
  • Harald Sack
    • 2
  1. 1.Hasso-Plattner-InstitutPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik GmbHPotsdamGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-35391-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-35392-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1449
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