More than 150 tutorials on communications and networking topics, with a focus on cutting edge technology. The tutorials vary in terms of their technical depth, but many are outstanding, and all are extremely well-written and very readable. This is the first place we look when looking for an on-line survey or tutorial.
As discussed in Section 1.6, Traceroute provides routes and packet delays between pairs of hosts in the Internet. This site gives you direct access to hundreds of source hosts from which you can trace routes to arbitrary destination hosts. Choose a country, a source host in that country, and any destination host — then see how the packets weave their way through the Internet.
The IETF is an open international community concerned with the development and operation of the Internet and its architecture. The IETF was formally established by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), http://www.isi.edu/iab, in 1986. The IETF meets three times a year; much of its ongoing work is conducted via mailing lists by working groups. Typically, based upon previous IETF proceedings, working groups will convene at meetings to discuss the work of the IETF working groups. The IETF is administered by the Internet Society, http://www.isoc.org, whose Web site contains lots of high-quality, Internet-related material.
A major international professional society that has technical conferences, magazines, and journals in the networking area. The ACM Special Interest Group in Data Communications (SIGCOMM), http://www.acm.org/sigcomm, is the group within this body whose efforts are most closely related to networking
The other major international professional society that has technical conferences, magazines, and journals in the networking area. The IEEE Communications Society, http://www.comsoc.org, and the IEEE Computer Society, http://www.computer.org, are the groups within this body whose efforts are most closely related to networking.
As discussed in Section 1.2, the SETI@home project is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers to search for extraterrestrial intelligence. You can download the SETI program directly from this site.
This is the Web site for the highly entertaining and informative PBS video on the history of the Internet. The PBS video, Triumph of the Nerds, about the history of personal computers, is also recommended.
Professor Leonard Kleinrock made numerous important contributions to Internet technology and to the field of computer networking. This page provides his own interesting and highly entertaining description of the early history of the Internet.
DSL Forum is a consortium of nearly 250 leading industry players covering telecommunications, equipment, computing, networking and service provider companies. The site is rich in information about developments in digital subscriber loop and broadband access to the home.
The W3C was founded in 1994 to develop common protocols for the evolution of the World Wide Web. This is an outstanding site with fascinating information on emerging Web technologies, protocols, and standards.
Web Protocols and Practice: HTTP/1.1, Networking Protocols, Caching, and Traffic Measurement, a comprehensive and readable book by Balachander Krishnamurthy and Jennifer Rexford on Web protocols and related topics.
nslookup, host, and dig are client programs available for exploring the contents of name servers in the Internet. Several sites, including the one listed above, allow you to access these programs through a Web browser. All of these programs mimic DNS clients. They send a DNS query message to a name server (which can often be supplied by the user), and they receive a corresponding DNS response. They then extract information (e.g., IP addresses, whether the response is authoritative, etc.) and present the information to the user.
This Web site summarizes some of the recent work on congestion control algorithms for non-TCP based applications. It focuses on congestion control schemes that use the “TCP-friendly” equation, (that is, maintaining the arrival rate to at most some constant over the square root of the packet loss rate).
CyberGeography is the study of the spatial nature of computer communications networks, particularly the Internet, the World-Wide Web and other electronic “places” that exist behind our computer screens, popularly referred to as cyberspace. The Cyber-Geography Research initiative is directed by Martin Dodge, a geographer and enthusiastic cyberspace explorer.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit corporation that was formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA and other entities.
These sites provide extensive information about what’s currently happening with IPv6. These sites allow IPv6 enthusiasts to share knowledge, promote IPv6 technologies and interoperability, and resolve issues that create barriers to IPv6 deployment.
This site provides extensive information about Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) LAN technology. This includes the original 10 Mbps system, 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet (802.3u), 1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (802.3z/802.3ab), and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (802.3ae).
802. 11 Planet.com is a Web site devoted to products based on the 802.11 wireless networking protocol. With daily news, features, reviews, and tutorials, this site covers all areas of the rapidly changing 802.11 universe.
The OpenH323 project aims to create a full featured, interoperable, Open Source implementation of the ITU H.323 teleconferencing protocol that can be used by personal developers and commercial users without charge.
This site provides extensive information about what’s currently happening with voice over IP. The site allows voice-over-IP enthusiasts to share knowledge, promote technologies and interoperability, and resolve issues that create barriers to deployment.
As discussed in the text, the Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) allows to control multimedia streams. Control includes absolute positioning within the media stream, recording and possibly device control.
RTP is the Internet-standard protocol for the transport of real-time data, including audio and video. It can be used for media-on-demand as well as interactive services such as Internet telephony. RTP consists of a data and a control part. The latter is called RTCP.
The CERT® Coordination Center is a center of Internet security expertise, located at the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center operated by Carnegie Mellon University. Information on this sited ranges from protecting systems against potential problems to reacting to current problems to predicting future problems. The Center involves handling computer security incidents and vulnerabilities, publishing security alerts, researching long-term changes in networked systems, and developing information and training.
The purpose of the International PGP Home Page is to promote the use of PGP worldwide, and to be a resource pool for information on the PGP program and the Open PGP standard. From this page, you can download the latest version of PGP.
Run by Jeff Murphy, it has links to products, papers, books, and more in the area of network management.
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*so many IEEE 802.15.4 Papers and Journals, NS2, Queueing Theory*