High-Speed Networking with LAN Switches

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A timely guide to the hottest topic in networking.[LAN switching is one of the most talked about topics in networking today. With networking demands showing no signs of slowing down, LAN switching is being hailed as the answer to the bandwith and congestion problems plaguing Net users, and the switching market is expected to triple within a year. Major networking players like Cisco, Cabletron, and Bay Networks are investing heavily in the LAN switching market. In this book author Gil Held provides detailed, ...
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Overview

A timely guide to the hottest topic in networking.[LAN switching is one of the most talked about topics in networking today. With networking demands showing no signs of slowing down, LAN switching is being hailed as the answer to the bandwith and congestion problems plaguing Net users, and the switching market is expected to triple within a year. Major networking players like Cisco, Cabletron, and Bay Networks are investing heavily in the LAN switching market. In this book author Gil Held provides detailed, comprehensive coverage of what LAN switching is and how switches work.
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Urges network managers to try LAN switching technology to escape from the pinch between budget constraints and escalating network demands, explaining how it can provide bandwidth capacity, remote user support, and multimedia operations without expensive upgrades or restructuring. Describes how the switches work and how to combine them with routes, hubs, bridges, and other existing network devices to create a high- speed network. No bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780471184447
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Evolution of the Switching Revolution 1
2 Switching Basics 33
3 Ethernet Switches 63
4 Token-Ring and FDDI Switching 107
5 ATM Switching 173
6 Virtual LANs 203
7 Switch Management and Gigabit Networking 257
Index 267
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