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The book contains 229 figure captions and is also available in color print (at a higher price). Students of Delft University of Technology can buy the book at reduced price (email me for more information).


  1. Introduction
  2. Local area networking
  3. Error control and retransmission protocols
  4. Architectural principles of the Internet
  5. Flow control in the Internet: TCP
  6. Routing algorithms
  7. Routing protocols
  8. The principles of ATM
  9. Traffic management in ATM
  10. Scheduling
  11. Quality of Service
  12. Quality of Service routing
  13. Peer-to-peer networks
  14. Epilogue
  • Appendix A. Basics from number and information theory
  • Appendix B. The PNNI hierarchy
  • Appendix C. The equivalent bandwidth
  • Appendix D. Loss sensitive scheduling
  • Appendix E. Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Second, corrected print, 2011

All comments are welcome! Good comments will be acknowledged in a later version.

The first print (2006) was published and distributed by Techne Press