Computer Network Design - Books And Readings

See Reading List to access copies of the textbook and reference books through VUW Library.

Key Reference Books

Other Good Reference Books

  • Computer Networking : Principles, Protocols and Practice, Olivier Bonaventure, Universite catholique de Louvain, available online.

Supplementary References for Network Performance Modelling

  • Alberto Leon-Garcia, Probability and Random Processes for Electrical Engineering (2nd ed), Prentice-Hall, 1994.
  • S.K. Bose, An Introduction to Queueing Systems, Kluwer, 2002.
  • L. Kleinrock, Queueing Systems Volume 1:Theory, Wiley, 1975.
  • D. Bertsekas and R. Gallager, Data Networks, Prentice-Hall, 1992. (available free online from author's homepage)

Supplementary References for Software Defined Networking

  • F. Hu, Network Innovation through OpenFlow and SDN : Principles and Design, Taylor and Francis, 2014. (e-book available from
  • T.D. Nadeau and K. Gray, SDN: software defined networks, O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2013, available in the VUW library. *