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Computer and Communication Networks, Second Edition by Nader F. Mir

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Chapter 9. Basic Network Applications and Management

Having presented basic concepts and definitions in networking to the point that an end-to-end connection can be established, we now look at the last layer of the protocol stack—the application layer—and certain network-management issues. This chapter examines fundamental network applications, such as e-mail and the Web, and their supporting protocols and services. These services demonstrate how users perceive a computer network and express the power of Internet technology. More advanced applications of the Internet, such as voice over IP (VoIP), video streaming, and multimedia applications will be presented in Part II of the book. This chapter focuses on the following topics:

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