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Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet, 4 th Edition Solutions to Review Questions and Problems Version Date: October 29, 2007 This document contains the solutions to review questions and problems for the 4th edition of Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet by Jim Kurose and Keith Ross. These solutions are being made available to instructors ONLY. Please do NOT copy or distribute this document to others (even other instructors). Please do not post any solutions on a publicly-available Web site. Well be happy to provide a copy (up-to-date) of this solution manual ourselves to anyone who asks. All material copyright 1996-2007 by J.F. Kurose and K.W. Ross. All rights reserved Chapter 1 Review Questions 1. There is no difference. Throughout this text, the words host and end system are used interchangeably. End systems include PCs, workstations, Web servers, mail servers, Internet-connected PDAs, WebTVs, etc. 2. Suppose Alice, an ambassador of country A wants to invite Bob, an ambassador of country B, over for dinner. Alice doesnt simply just call Bob on the phone and say, come to our dinner table now. Instead, she calls Bob and suggests a date and time. Bob may respond by saying hes not available that particular date, but he is available another date. Alice and Bob continue to send messages back and forth until they agree on a date and time. Bob then shows up at the embassy on the agreed date, hopefully not more than 15 minutes before or after the agreed time. Diplomatic protocols also allow for either Alice or Bob to politely cancel the engagement if they have reasonable excuses. 3. A networking program usually has two programs, each running on a different host, communicating with each other. The program that initiates the communication is the client. Typically, the client program requests and receives services from the server program. 4. 1. Dial-up modem over telephone line: residential; 2. DSL over telephone line: residential or small office; 3. Cable to HFC: residential; 4. 100 Mbps switched Etherent: company; 5. Wireless LAN: mobile; 6. Cellular mobile access (for example, WAP): mobile 5. HFC bandwidth is shared among the users. On the downstream channel, all packets emanate from a single source, namely, the head end. Thus, there are no collisions in the downstream channel. 6. Current possibilities include: dial-up; DSL; cable modem; fiber-to-the-home. 7. Ethernet LANs have transmission rates of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps. For an X Mbps Ethernet (where X = 10, 100, 1,000 or 10,000), a user can continuously transmit at the rate X Mbps if that user is the only person sending data. ... View Full Document

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