References for Chapter 16
Nigel Chapman and Jenny Chapman, Web Design: A Complete Introduction (John Wiley & Sons: 2006)
Andrew S Tanenbaum, Computer Networks (Pearson Education: 4th ed., 2003)
A comprehensive description of how networks in general, and the Internet in particular, work. Pretty much the standard book on the subject.
Dave Kosiur, IP Multicasting: The Complete Guide to Interactive Corporate Networks (John Wiley & Sons: 1998)
Despite the intimidating sub-title, this is actually one of the most readable books on networking that we know. It clearly describes the motivation behind multicasting as well as the technology itself, including the main protocols used for multimedia.