Designing Large Scale Lans

Designing Large Scale Lans

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by Kevin Dooley
     
 

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This unique book offers a vendor-neutral approach for designing large local area networks according to business or organizational needs, rather than from a product perspective. Author and independent network design consultant Kevin Dooley outlines "top-down network design" for building a technological infrastructure to fit your organization's requirements, a

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This unique book offers a vendor-neutral approach for designing large local area networks according to business or organizational needs, rather than from a product perspective. Author and independent network design consultant Kevin Dooley outlines "top-down network design" for building a technological infrastructure to fit your organization's requirements, a process far more effective and cost-efficient than fitting the organization to the parameters of a shrink-wrapped proprietary solution.Dooley argues that the design of a network is largely independent of the products used. Whether you use a Cisco or Juniper router, the same security issues and protocols apply. The questions he addresses in this book are need-specific: Do I use a router or a switch? Should I route between switched areas or switch between routed areas?Designing Large-Scale LANs covers everything from security, bandwidth and scalability to network reliability, which includes backup, redundancy, and points of failure. Specific technologies are analyzed in detail: network topologies, routing and switching strategies, wireless, virtual LANs, firewalls and gateways, security, Internet protocols, bandwidth, and multicast services. The book also discusses proprietary technologies that are ubiquitous, such as Cisco's IOS and Novell's IPX.This complete guide to top-down network design will help you choose the right network solutions. If you're designing large scale networks and need expert advice and guidance, look no further than Designing Large-Scale LANs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780596551896
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/21/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
404
File size:
3 MB

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Kevin Dooley is an independent networking consultant who has been designing and implementing networks for more than ten years. In that time he has built large scale Local and Wide Area Networks for several of Canada's largest companies. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Toronto and is the author of Designing Large-Scale LANs.

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Designing Large Scale LANs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay check out 'complete' and see if you like it