Technical Resources and Course Web Site for
High-Speed Networks and Internets
Performance and Quality of Service, Second Edition

by William Stallings

Last Updated: Friday, September 26, 2008

This site is intended to provide support for instructors and students using the book.For more information about the book, see the Prentice Hall Page.

Useful Web Sites

A chapter-by-chapter list of related web sites. This includes all active sites listed in the book, plus other useful sites. Suggestions welcome.

Course Support Materials

Student Resource Site: Help and advice for the long-suffering, overworked student.
Errata sheet: Latest list of errors, updated at most monthly. File name is Errata-HsNet2e-mmyy. If you spot any errors, please report them to .
Figures: On-line copies of the figures from the book in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.
Tables: On-line copies of the tables from the book in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.
PowerPoint Slides: The "official" set of slides commissioned for use specifically with this book. Developed by Dean Newton (Chapters 2 -6; 10 - 12), and Adrian Pullin (Chapters 13 - 18) of of Liverpool Hope University College.
A Discussion of Textbook Cost Myths: From the Text and Academic Authors Association.

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HSNET Courses

Instructors might find these web sites for courses taught using this book useful. I would appreciate hearing about web sites for other courses.
CEN 6520 Advanced Computer Networks. U. of West Florida. Some good handouts.
88-HSN High-Speed Networks. Chao Yang University of Technology, PPT slides.
EE6345 Engineering of Broadband Packet Networks. At U. of Texas at Dallas. Large collection of links
ECEN4533 Data Communications. At Oklahoma State U. Includes powerpoint slides and project assignments.
CIS 750 Advanced Topics in Computer Networking. At Temple U. Includes some good links.
CS925 Computer Networks. At University of New Hampshire.

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Useful Web Sites

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Network World: Information and links to resources about data communications and networking
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.
Vendors: Links to thousands of hardware and software vendors who currently have WWW sites, as well as a list of thousands of computer and networking companies in a Phone Directory.
ACM Special Interest Group on Communications (SIGCOMM): Good way to keep up on conferences, publications, etc
IEEE Communications Society: Good way to keep up on conferences, publications, etc.

Chapter 2 - Protocols and the TCP/IP Suite

Networking Links: Excellent collection of links related to TCP/IP.
The Bongo Project: Running IP over bongo drums. An excellent demonstration of the flexibility of a layered protocol architecture and a source of ideas for projects.

Chapter 3 - TCP and IP

IPv6: Contains information about IPv6 and related topics.
IPv6 Forum: An industry consortium that promotes IPv6-related products. Includes a number of white papers and articles.

Chapter 4 - Frame Relay

MPLS and Frame Relay Alliance: An industry forum to promote MPLS and frame relay.
Frame Relay Resource Center: Good source of information.
Frame Relay Resource: Good source of tutorials, service providers, and other links.

Chapter 5 - Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)

ATM Hot Links: Excellent collection of white papers and links.
ATM Forum: Leading the effort to expand the functionality of ATM networks.
Cell Relay Retreat: Contains archives of the cell-relay mailing list, links to numerous ATM-related documents, and links to many ATM-related web sites.

Chapter 6 - High-Speed LANs

LAN Interoperability Lab: University of New Hampshire (equipment testing for ATM, FDDI, Fast Ethernet, FDSE, Ethernet, OSPF, Network Management (SNMP), Token Ring, VG-AnyLAN).
Charles Spurgeon's Ethernet Web Site: Provides general Ethernet information, technical specifications, an Ethernet reading list, and an image of inventor Robert Metcalfe's original 1976 Ethernet drawing.
10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance: An open forum whose purpose is to promote industry cooperation in the development of 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
Fibre Channel Industry Association: An industry consortium.
Storage Network Industry Association: An industry forum of developers, integrators, and IT professionals who evolve and promote storage networking technology and solutions.
Wireless LAN Association: Gives an introduction to the technology, including a discussion of implementation considerations, and case studies from users. Links to related sites.
WiFi Alliance: An industry group promoting the interoperabiltiy of 802.11 products with each other and with Ethernet.

Chapter 7 - Probability and Stochastic Processes

Probabilty Web:Deals with probability theory and applications, providing links to abstracts, journals (not all free), electronic mailing lists, newsgroups, people, jobs, societies, software, books, and conferences. The site also has a basic search engine..

Chapter 8 - Queuing Analysis

Queuing Theory: Web site with lots of information and links on the subject.
Engineering Statistics Handbook: Expands and updates Handbook 91, Experimental Statistics. An excellent resource.

Chapter 9 - Self-Similar Traffic

Modeling of Self-Similar Traffic: Web site for a research project in this area.

Chapter 12 - TCP Traffic Control

Center for Internet Research: One of the most active groups in the areas covered in this chapter. The site contains many papers and useful pointers.
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.
Raj Jain's Home Page: This site contains many of his papers on the areas covered in this chapter plus useful pointers.

Chapter 15 - Interior Routing Protocols

OSPF Working Group: Chartered by IETF to develop OSPF and related standards. The web site includes all relevant RFCs and Internet drafts.

Chapter 16 - Exterior Routing Protocols and Multicast

PIM Working Group: Chartered by IETF to develop standards related to PIM. The Web site includes all relevant RFCs and Internet drafts.
Reliable Multicast Links: List of reliable multicast and fault-tolerant project/paper/page/etc references.

Chapter 17 - Integrated and Differentiated Services

Integrated Services Working Group: Chartered by IETF to develop standards related to integrated services. The Web site includes all relevant RFCs and Internet drafts.

Chapter 18 - Protocols for QoS Support

RSVP Project: Home page for RSVP development.
MPLS and Frame Relay Alliance: An industry forum to promote MPLS and frame relay.
MPLS Resource Center: Clearinghouse for information on MPLS.
MPLS Working Group: Chartered by IETF to develop standards related to MPLS. The Web site includes all relevant RFCs and Internet drafts.
Audio/Video Transport Working Group: Chartered by IETF to develop standards related to RTP. The Web site includes all relevant RFCs and Internet drafts.
About RTP: Web site devoted to RTP developments, including technical and industry developments.

Chapter 21 - Lossy Compression

Wavelet Resources: Good site maintained by MathSoft. Includes many papers, tutorials, and links.
JPEG: Home page of the JPEG standards committee. Includes documents, tutorials, and links.
MPEG: An exhaustive list of links to MPEG-related sites, including products, software, video files, announcements, FAQs, and technical information.

Appendix B - Sockets

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