Date Added: Apr 2010
The world is undergoing a revolution in information and communication technology. Not only the lives of citizens but also the networking technology is profoundly affected by this revolution. Traditional wired networks are being replaced or complemented by networks based on wireless, optical, satellite, and other media. TCP/IP has emerged as the global Internet-working solution allowing communication over a wide variety of media and networks. These new networking media and the new ways of communication over these networks have given rise to a host of new performance issues and concepts. To adapt and contribute effectively to such changes, engineers and computer scientists must acquire a solid foundation and understanding of the fundamental concepts that affect performance in TCP/IP networks.