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orangeball Computer Science Student Resource Site: Help and advice for the long-suffering, overworked student.
orangeball Errata sheet: Latest list of errors, updated at most monthly. File name is Errata-DCC9e-mmyy.If you spot any errors, please contact me at Email.
orangeball cnet Simulator: Developed by Professor Chris McDonald at the University of Western Australia. The cnet network simulator enables experimentation with various data link layer, network layer, routing and transport layer protocols, and with various network configurations.
orangeball Tools Page: Developed by Professor Kenneth Christensen at the University of South Florida. The tools page contains downloadable tools primarily related to performance evaluation of computer networks and to TCP/IP sockets programming. .
orangeball Standards: Variety of information on standards and standards bodies, provided by the IEEE Standards in Education Task Force.
orangeball Data Link Simulator: Developed by Peter King at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. This tool enables students to write connection oriented data link protocols in Java and have them tested on a simulated communication channel.

Chapter 0 - Reader's Guide

orangeball Network World: Information and links to resources about data communications and networking.
orangeball IETF Directory and Database: Maintains archives that relate to the Internet and IETF activities. Includes keyword-indexed library of RFCs and draft documents as well as many other documents related to the Internet and related protocols.
orangeball IEEE Communications Society: Good way to keep up on conferences, publications, etc. Has an on-line copy of my article on IPv6, which updates material in the book.
orangeball ACM Special Interest Group on Communications (SIGCOMM): Good way to keep up on conferences, publications, etc
orangeball International Telecommunications Union: Contains a listing of ITU-T Recommendations, plus information on obtaining ITU-T documents in hard copy or on DVD.
orangeball International Organization for Standardization: Contains a listing of ISO Standards, plus information on obtaining ISO documents in hard copy or on CD-ROM.
orangeball CommsDesign: Lot of useful articles, tutorials, and product information. A bit hard to navigate, but worthwhile.
orangeball Internetworking Technology Handbook: An excellent survey of many technical topics related to networking and telecommunications. Published online by Cisco.
orangeball NITRD: The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program provides a framework in which many Federal agencies come together to coordinate their networking and information technology (IT) research and development (R&D) efforts. This site contains a number of useful reports.new3
orangeball RFCs: IETF RFC repository. Includes a complete list of all RFCs, constantly updated.
orangeball RFC Sourcebook: Provides the relevant information in the RFC in an easy to use, easy to access format.new3

Chapter 2 - Protocol Architecture

orangeball OSI History: A brief history of the origins of the OSI model.

Chapter 3 - Data Transmission

orangeball Fourier Series Synthesis: An excellent visualization tool for Fourier series.
orangeball Johns Hopkins Signals Demonstrations: Another source of visualization tools.
orangeball Math and Physics Applets: Yet another source of visualization tools.

Chapter 4 - Transmission Media

orangeball Wireless Developer Network: News, tutorials, and discussions on wireless topics
orangeball Siemon Company: Good collection of technical articles on cabling, plus information about cabling standards.
orangeball Guide to Fiber Optics and Premises Cabling: From the Fiber Optics Association. A tremendous amount of technical material.new3
orangeball U.S. Frequency Allocation Chart

Chapter 8 - Multiplexing

orangeball Broadband Forum: Includes a FAQ and technical information about ADSL and other xDSL technologies. Forum specifications.
orangeball SONET Home Page: Useful links, tutorials, white pages, FAQs.
orangeball Wavelength Division Multiplexing: This Web site provides a good overview of WDM and includes links to Fiber Optics Association Web pages that serve as portals for a wide range of other fiber optic communications topics.new3

Chapter 9 - Spread Spectrum

orangeball Spread Spectrum Scene: Excellent source of information, including technical papers, links, and an online magazine.

Chapter 11 - ATM

orangeball Cisco’s Guide to ATM Technology: An excellent survey of many technical topics related to ATM.

Chapter 14 - Cellular Wireless Networks

orangeball Wireless World Research Forum: Useful collection of white papers and briefings on mobile wireless networks.
orangeball CDMA Development Group: A consortium of wireless companies active in CDMA wireless systems around the world.
orangeball Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association: Another industry consortium.
orangeball 4G Americas: A trade group of Western Hemisphere companies supporting 3G and 4G. Includes industry news, white papers, and other technical information.

Chapter 15 - LAN Overview

orangeball IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee: Status and documents for all of the working groups.
orangeball The Fiber Optic Association – Tech Topics: This site includes links to numerous Web sites, technical papers, instructional videos, teaching labs, and other content related to fiber optics.new3

Chapter 16 - Ethernet

orangeball Ethernet: Provides general Ethernet information, technical specifications, an Ethernet reading list, and an image of inventor Robert Metcalf's original 1976 Ethernet drawing.
orangeball Ethernet Alliance: This consortium promotes Ethernet technology and products Site includes numerous white papers.
orangeball IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group: Latest documents, including task force documents for 40-Gbps and 100-Gbps Ethernet.
orangeball LAN Interoperability Lab: University of New Hampshire (equipment testing for ATM, FDDI, Fast Ethernet, FDSE, Ethernet, OSPF, Network Management (SNMP), Token Ring, VG-AnyLAN).
orangeball Power over Ethernet (PoE): This site is a good source of PoE news, articles, and PoE (IEEE 802.3af) and PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at) product reviews.new3

Chapter 17 - Wireless LANs

orangeball Wi-Fi Alliance: An industry group promoting the interoperabiltiy of 802.11 products with each other and with Ethernet.
orangeball IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Working Group: Contains working group documents plus discussion archives.
orangeball Certified Wireless Network Professional: White papers, links, and other resources related to WiFi.
orangeball Li-Fi Consortium: Li-Fi is a fast, inexpensive optical wireless communication system that may be useful as an alternative to Wi-Fi in some environments and for some requirements.

Chapter 18 - Internet Protocols

orangeball IPv6: Contains information about IPv6 and related topics.
orangeball IPv6 Forum: An industry consortium that promotes IPv6-related products. Includes a number of white papers and articles.
orangeball Global IPv6 Deployment Progress Report: This site provides metrics for global IPv6 deployment. These statistics are updated daily.new3
orangeball First Internet Connection: Fascinating video discussion by Leonard Kleinrock.

Chapter 19 - Internetwork Operation

orangeball Inter-Domain Routing Working Group: Chartered by IETF to revise BGP and related standards. The web site includes all relevant RFCs and Internet drafts.
orangeball OSPF Working Group: Chartered by IETF to develop OSPF and related standards. The web site includes all relevant RFCs and Internet drafts.

Chapter 20 - Internetwork QoS

orangeball RSVP Project: Home page for RSVP development.
orangeball IP Performance Metrics Working Group: Chartered by IETF to develop a set of standard metrics that can be applied to the quality, performance, and reliability of Internet data delivery services.The web site includes all relevant RFCs and Internet drafts.

Chapter 21 - MPLS

orangeball MPLS Working Group: Chartered by IETF to develop standards related to MPLS. The Web site includes all relevant RFCs and Internet drafts.
orangeball MPLS Resource Center: Provides a clearinghouse for information on MPLS; includes a useful FAQ.new3
orangeball Network World’s MPLS Resource Center provides additional MPLS news, product comparisons, and reviews.
orangeball Broadband Forum: Includes a FAQ and technical information about ADSL and other xDSL technologies. Forum specifications.

Chapter 22 -Transport Protocols

orangeball Internet Congestion Control Research Group An Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Research Group for the discussion and review of TCP congestion control mechanisms.
orangeball ICSI Networking Group: One of the most active groups in the areas covered in this chapter. The site contains many papers and useful pointers.
orangeball TCP-Friendly Website: Summarizes some of the recent work on adaptive congestion control algorithms for non-TCP based applications, with a specific focus on schemes that share bandwidth fairly with TCP connections.
orangeball TCP Maintenance Working Group: Chartered by IETF to make minor revisions to TCP and to update congestion strategies and protocols. The web site includes all relevant RFCs and Internet drafts.

Chapter 23 - Computer and Network Security Threats

orangeball Computer Security Resource Center: Maintained by NIST; contains a broad range of information on security threats, technology, and standards.
orangeball CERT Coordination Center: The organization that grew from the computer emergency response team formed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Site provides good information on Internet security threats, vulnerabilities, and attack statistics.
orangeball Vmyths: Dedicated to exposing virus hoaxes and dispelling misconceptions about real viruses.

Chapter 24 - Computer and Network Security Techniques

orangeball SecureList: Site maintained by commercial antivirus software provider. Good collection of useful information on viruses, hackers, and spam.
orangeball COAST: Comprehensive set of links to sites related to cryptography and network security.
orangeball IETF Security Area: Keep up to date on Internet security standardization efforts.
orangeball Tom Dunigan's Security Page: An excellent list of pointers to cryptography and network security web sites.
 

Chapter 25 - Email, DNS, and HTTP

orangeball World Wide Web Consortium: Contains up-to-date information on HTTP, HTML, and URLs.
orangeball HTTP bis Working Group: Chartered by IETF to make minor revisions to HTTP and to document security issues. The Web site includes all relevant RFCs and Internet drafts.
orangeball DNS Extensions Working Group: Chartered by IETF to develop standards related to DNS. The Web site includes all relevant RFCs and Internet drafts.

Chapter 26 - Multimedia

orangeball SIP Forum: Nonprofit organization to promote SIP. Site contains product information, white papers, and other useful information and links.
orangeball Audio/Video Transport Working Group: Chartered by IETF to develop standards related to RTP. The Web site includes all relevant RFCs and Internet drafts.
orangeball About RTP: Web site devoted to RTP developments, including technical and industry developments.

Appendix T - Sockets Programming

orangeball Windows Sockets Development Information: A guide to users of WinSock, including sample source code and links to other pages.
orangeball UNIX Socket FAQ: Good list of questions and answers.
orangeball Beej's Guide to Network Programming: Using Sockets.