- A comprehensive reference that addresses the need for solid understanding of the operation of IP networks, plus optimization and management techniques to keep those networks running at peak performance
- Uniquely distinguished from other books on IP networks, as it focuses on operation and management support, and is not just another treatise on protocol theory
- Includes many practical case studies as further illustration of the concepts discussed
PART I: INTRODUCTION.
Chapter 1. The Challenge of the Internet.
PART II: PACKET TRANSPORT.
Chapter 2. Analyzing the IP Network.
Chapter 3. Datagram Addressing and Delivery.
Chapter 4. Routing and Intranetwork Communication.
Chapter 5. End-to End Reliability.
Chapter 6. The Next Generation: IPv6.
Chapter 7. Case Studies in Packet Transport.
PART III: APPLICATION SUPPORT.
Chapter 8. Data Transport.
Chapter 9. Converged Networks and Multimedia Transport.
Chapter 10. Case Studies in Application Support.
PART IV: NETWORK AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT.
Chapter 11. Network Management Architectures.
Chapter 12. Network Management System Components.
Chapter 13. Case Studies in Network and Performance Management.
PART V: REFERENCE APPENDICES.
Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Appendix B: Sources of Internet Information.
Appendix C: Addresses of Standards Organizations.
Appendix D: Trademarks.