For courses in network protocols, very fast networks or advanced networking courses emphasizing network protocols or high-speed networks present in departments of Computer Science, Engineering, IT, and Continuing Education. High-speed networks dominate both local area network (LAN) and wide-area network (WAN) markets as a result of increased using multimedia applications plus the World Wide Web, as well as other high-volume needs of users. This book offers a comprehensive, integrated and up-to-date survey with the key issues of very fast TCP/IP networks, the technology that dominates the concept of high-speed networking. The author discuses numerous design the process of high-speed networks, including congestion control, provision of levels of quality of service (QoS), resource reservation, unicast and multicast routing, and multimedia compression. The central theme from the book could be the need to carry large volumes of traffic with some other QoS requirements over networks operating at quite high data rates. Visit Stallings Companion Website at http://www.williamstallings.com/HsNet2e.html for student and instructor resources with the exceptional Computer Science Student Resource site http://williamstallings. com/StudentSupport.html Password protected instructor resources may be accessed here by simply clicking the Resources Tab to look at downloadable files. (Registration required) Supplements Include: Solutions Manual, Figures, Tables, Images, along with other miscellaneous documents.