Computer Networking: A Top- Down Approach Featuring the Internet
by James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross
Computer Networking continues with an early emphasis on application-layer paradigms and application programming interfaces (the top layer), encouraging a hands-on experience with protocols and networking concepts, before working down the protocol stack to more abstract layers.
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