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 with ETV or CH.


  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.

First print 2006, published and distributed by Techne Press

Additional material : the Bit Torrent protocol
(not contained in 2006 print of the book)