This volume answers the question "How does one use TCP/IP?"—focusing on the client-server paradigm, and examining algorithms for both the client and server components of a distributed program. KEY TOPICS: It presents an implementation that illustrates each design and discusses techniques like application-level gateways and tunneling. The book also reviews several standard application protocols and uses them to illustrate the algorithms and implementation techniques.
Explains to programmers of application software how such software use the standard protocols to communicate over the Internet. This WINSOCK Version is for those who are building software for personal computers using Windows 95 or Windows NT, which support the Win32 programming interface and can use the Windows Sockets API discussed in the text. First discusses the client-server paradigm and socket interface that application programs use for network communication, then describes designs that emphasize practical principles and techniques. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.