Logo

Understanding OSI by John Larmouth

Small book cover: Understanding OSI

Understanding OSI
by

Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN/ASIN: 013927765X
Number of pages: 250

Description:
This text aims to provide an intelligent near-beginner (as far as OSI is concerned) with an understanding of Open Systems Interconnection (OSI). Some previous acquaintance with data communications as presented in the many text books on that broad subject would be useful. The book is aimed at the reader who is curious enough to ask: "Why is it that way? What advantages does that approach give? Might there be other or better ways?" This text is not an exposition of the technical detail of the OSI Standards. Rather it aims to explain why OSI is the shape it is, and to guide the reader in a critical examination of the OSI approach to specifying rules for computer communication (computer protocols).

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Read online
(online html)

Similar books

Book cover: Implementing CIFS: The Common Internet File SystemImplementing CIFS: The Common Internet File System
by - Prentice Hall PTR
CIFS is Microsoft's standard for Internet file sharing. This book is a cross-platform guide to CIFS capabilities and behavior for developers who want to add CIFS compatibility to their products, and for network and system administrators.
(11997 views)
Book cover: Disruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes EverythingDisruptive Possibilities: How Big Data Changes Everything
by - O'Reilly Media
Internet-scale computing (big data) has more disruptive potential than any information technology in the past. As author points out in this book, big data can provide unprecedented insight into user habits, giving enterprises a huge market advantage.
(5477 views)
Book cover: An Introduction to ATM NetworksAn Introduction to ATM Networks
by - Wiley
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) has become an integral part of the networking infrastructure. This introductory text on ATM networks describes their development, architecture, congestion control, deployment, and signaling in an accessible way.
(6515 views)
Book cover: Integrated Communications Management of Broadband NetworksIntegrated Communications Management of Broadband Networks
by - Crete University Press
This book addresses the technologies and methods required for the management of broadband networks and services. It introduces relevant background information and presents detailed technical descriptions, covering a range of topics.
(9961 views)