Computer Networking : A Top-Down Approach

Computer Networking : A Top-down Approach

Authors: James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross
ISBN: 9780132856201
Edition: 6
Chapter: Computer Networks And The Internet
Exercise: Review
Question: 1


Question by Anonymous on 13 Apr, 2016 at 11:24 AM

What is the difference between a host and an end system? List several different types of end systems. Is a Web server an end system?

Answer by Anonymous on 28 Feb, 2018 at 07:10 AM

Host is Computer or a device connected to a network which provide information, resources or services to users or other host in a network.

End Systems are termed as they are at the edge of internet which does not interact with the users but provide various services.For example, web servers and e-mail servers which does not interact with users directly but provide resources.

End System are considered same as hosts but with no direct interaction with the user and Web Server is an end system.

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Shravan Kumar on 24 Nov, 2018 at 08:57 PM

Review question is fine but we need problem/practice question because they are tough.

Trueman on 26 Jan, 2019 at 07:21 AM

Solutions are available for problems as well,bro. Please check it.

Khan on 24 Mar, 2019 at 09:41 AM

Review the car-caravan analogy in Section 1.4. Assume a propagation speed

of 100 km/hour.

a. Suppose the caravan travels 200 km, beginning in front of one tollbooth,

passing through a second tollbooth, and finishing just before a third tollbooth.

What is the end-to-end delay?

b. Repeat (a), now assuming that there are seven cars in the caravan instead

of ten.

Samuel on 30 Mar, 2019 at 07:41 AM

Hello Khan,

Please find the answer for your question in the following link:


Post the discussion improve the above solution.