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Guide to TCP/IP, Fourth Edition introduces students to the concepts, terminology, protocols, and services that the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite uses to make the Internet work. This text stimulates hands-on skills development by not only describing TCP/IP capabilities, but also by encouraging students to interact with protocols. It provides the troubleshooting knowledge and tools that network administrators and analysts need to keep their systems running smoothly. Guide to TCP/IP, Fourth Edition covers topics ranging from traffic analysis and characterization, to error detection, security analysis and more. Both IPv4 and IPv6 are covered in detail.
- New primary focus on IPv6 includes: IPv6 addressing, subnetting, and automatic addressing facilities, IPv6 header architecture, MTU and packet handling, IPv6 routing, ICMPv6, NDP in IPv6, changes in TCPv6, plus upper-layer IPv6 protocols.
- Expanded coverage of transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6 networks, planning and deploying IPv6, and Mobile IPv6.
- Hands-on protocal analysis now utilizes Wireshark.
- Improved analysis problems, study/review questions, and updated labs to reinforce learning and retention of key material.
- Provides students with strong interactive pedagogical features that help them test their knowledge and practice what they've learned.
- Presents all the basic networking technology and terminology relevant to building and maintaining TCP/IP-based networks in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
- Demonstrates open source protocol analyzers, including the operation and message sequences for all key data-link, network, and transport layer protocols.
- Illustrates how to use a protocol analyzer and common IP software tools to document and troubleshoot a TCP/IP network, including basic addressing and setup, connectivity and communications, name resolution, and fundamental network services.
- Discussions of network security include explanations of key vulnerabilities and solutions to potential problems.
- Surveys real-time, IP-based protocols and services including Voice over IP (VoIP) and Instant Messaging (IM) applications, with an overview of the protocols, services, and common message sequences involved.
2. IP Addressing and Related Topics.
3. Basic IP Packet Structures: Header and Payloads.
4. Data Link and Network Layer Protocols in TCP/IP.
5. Internet Control Message Protocol.
6. Neighbor Discovery in IPv6.
7. IP Address Autoconfiguration.
8. Name Resolution on IP Networks.
9. TCP/IP Transport Layer Protocols.
10. Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6; IPv4/IPv6 Interoperation.
11. Deploying IPv6.
12. Mobile IPv6.
Appendix A Important RFCs.
Appendix B Key IP Resources Online.
Appendix C Command-line IP Utilities.
Appendix D Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 (and R2) Registry Settings.
Appendix E Contents of the Online Companion.
Appendix F TCP/UDP Port Numbers.
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