Designed as an advanced text on internetworking technologies for senior undergraduate/graduate students of computer science, this unique book provides an introduction to the key concepts related to front line areas of internetwork-specific research and development. The text would also be highly useful to professionals, who wish to keep abreast of various state-of-the-art technologies in their fields of research.
• Offers a simple yet clear view of implications of design-time choices on the evolution of internetwork protocols, design and architectures.
• Allows a unified treatment of complex subjects by means of identification of common threads.
• Design exercises at the end of relevant chapters extend the coverage of the text by addressing real-world design issues and developing a fuller view of the domain.
• Focusses on the IPv6 and design and implementation issues specific to the next-generation internetworking using IPv6 as their base technology.
• Proposed solutions to the IPv6 quality-of-service specification problems, discussed in the appendices, provide an insight into several approaches of contemporary significance.