Internet Infrastructure: Networking, Web Services, and Cloud Computing

Richard Fox, Wei Hao

© 2017 - CRC Press
Published October 19, 2017
Textbook - 612 Pages
ISBN 9781138039919 - CAT# K32977

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  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to internet infrastructure
  • Includes case study chapters for each concept that is introduced
  • Presents numerous examples throughout the book
  • Covers TCP/IP and numerous protocols including HTTP/1.1, HTTP/2, HTTPS, DNS
  • Introduces the most popular open source software, including the Apache web server, the Squid Proxy Server, the BIND name server, and ISC DHCP server
  • Examines web caching and related protocols
  • Explores web system performance, scalability, and availability
  • Explores cloud computing, including Amazon Web Services
  • Accompanying the textbook are useful resources including a lab manual, additional readings, complete lecture notes, and a glossary of terms


Internet Infrastructure: Networking, Web Services, and Cloud Computing provides a comprehensive introduction to networks and the Internet from several perspectives: the underlying media, the protocols, the hardware, the servers, and their uses. The material in the text is divided into concept chapters that are followed up with case study chapters that examine how to install, configure, and secure a server that offers the given service discussed.

The book covers in detail the Bind DNS name server, the Apache web server, and the Squid proxy server. It also provides background on those servers by discussing DNS, DHCP, HTTP, HTTPS, digital certificates and encryption, web caches, and the variety of protocols that support web caching.

Introductory networking content, as well as advanced Internet content, is also included in chapters on networks, LANs and WANs, TCP/IP, TCP/IP tools, cloud computing, and an examination of the Amazon Cloud Service.

Online resources include supplementary content that is available via the textbook’s companion website, as well useful resources for faculty and students alike, including: a complete lab manual; power point notes, for installing, configuring, securing and experimenting with many of the servers discussed in the text; power point notes; animation tutorials to illustrate some of the concepts; two appendices; and complete input/output listings for the example Amazon cloud operations covered in the book.


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