The Art of Testing Network Systems

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A comprehensive, hands-on guide to state-of-the-art network systems testing

A proven, inexpensive way of avoiding network slowdowns and failures, proactive network systems testing helps you to stop problems before they occur. The most complete, hands-on guide to network systems testing available, The Art of Testing Network Systems supplies you with all the hands-on guidance and information on testing tools you need to keep your network up and ...

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Overview

A comprehensive, hands-on guide to state-of-the-art network systems testing

A proven, inexpensive way of avoiding network slowdowns and failures, proactive network systems testing helps you to stop problems before they occur. The most complete, hands-on guide to network systems testing available, The Art of Testing Network Systems supplies you with all the hands-on guidance and information on testing tools you need to keep your network up and running.

Based on Robert W. Buchanan's decade of experience in product management, testing, consulting, and network administration at a number of leading network vendors and large users, The Art of Testing Network Systems:

  • Schools you in cutting-edge testing procedures, test configurations, and data collection and interpretation techniques
  • Shows you how to make testing an integral part of existing network management and troubleshooting tools and procedures
  • Provides detailed instructions on how to conduct testing on network applications and presentation layers, including client-server applications, database servers, and GUIs
  • Describes techniques for testing network transport layers, routers, switches, hubs, and WAN links
  • Features a comprehensive reference of available network testing products and tools
  • Includes instructive case studies from leading companies including American Express, Boeing, Motorola, Lehman Brothers, MCI, and American Airlines
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471132233
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 7.73 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT W. BUCHANAN, Jr., is a former vice president of LANQuest Group, a network consulting company and independent testing lab. Currently, he is a partner in Shiloh Consulting, a business and network consulting company. He has developed many network testing procedures and several widely used testing utilities. Mr. Buchanan has written many articles appearing in LAN Magazine, The Network Journal, The CNEPA Journal, and Network World, and he also served on the Networld advisory board.
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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Why Test?

Testing Complements Network Management.

Ten Network Test Objectives.

Philosophy and Methodology of Testing.

Testing the Network Infrastructure.

Infrastructure: Throughput Testing.

Infrastructure: Regression Testing.

Infrastructure: Product Evaluation.

Testing Application Layers.

Application: Response Time Testing.

Application: Capacity Planning.

Application: Functionality Testing.

Application: Acceptance Testing.

Application: Problem Identification.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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