Industrial Ethernet: A Pocket Guide

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  • ISBN-13: 9781556177880
  • Publisher: ISA
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 194

Table of Contents

About the Author xiii
Chapter 1.0 What Is Industrial Ethernet? 1
1.1 Introduction 1
1.2 A Very, Very Short History of Ethernet and TCP/IP 6
Chapter 2.0 A Brief Tutorial on Digital Communication 9
2.1 Digital Communication Terminology 11
2.2 What's the Difference Between a Protocol and a Network? 16
2.3 Basic Topologies 19
2.4 Arbitration Mechanisms 26
2.5 LAN vs. WAN vs. VPN 27
Chapter 3.0 Ethernet Hardware Basics 29
3.1 Ethernet Terminology 29
3.2 Ethernet Hardware LEDs 47
3.3 Physical/Embedded Components: MAC, PHY, and Magnetics 47
3.4 Auto-Negotiation 49
3.5 Network Collisions and Arbitration: An Analogy 53
3.6 How the CSMA/CD Protocol Works 55
3.7 The Basic "Ethernet Design Rules" 58
3.8 "Would Somebody Please Explain This 7-Layer Networking Model?" 59
3.9 Connectors 64
3.10 Pinouts 65
Chapter 4.0 TCP/IP and Ethernet Protocol Basics 73
4.1 Origin and Purpose 73
4.2 TCP/IP Packet Format 74
4.3 IP v.4 Basics 74
4.4 The New Internet Protocol Version 6 77
4.5 TCP/IP Organizational Structure 77
4.6 IP Structure and Internet Layer Protocols 79
4.7 Why IP Addresses Are Necessary 79
4.8 Network ID vs. Host ID 81
4.9 Legacy Address Classes 81
4.10 Today: Classless Subnet Masks 81
4.11 Assigning IP Addresses: Will Your Private LAN be Connected to the Internet? 84
4.12 Reducing the Number of Addresses Routers Must Advertise with "Supermasks" 85
4.13 Ports 87
4.14 Sockets 88
4.15 TCP, IP, UDP, and the Family of Related Protocols 89
Chapter 5.0 Basic Ethernet Building Blocks 107
5.1 Devices 107
Chapter 6.0 Network Health, Monitoring, & Systerm Maintenance 129
6.1 What is it that makes a network run well? 129
6.2 Popular PC-Based Ethernet Utilities, Software, and Tools 139
Chapter 7.0 Installation, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance Tips 147
7.1 Ethernet Grounding Rules 147
7.2 When You Install Cable 155
7.3 How to Ensure Good Fiber-Optic Connections 157
Chapter 8.0 Ethernet Industrial Protocols, Fieldbuses, and Legacy Networks 161
8.1 Encapsulating Industrial Protocols in TCP/IP 164
Chapter 9.0 Basic Precautions for Network Security 185
Appendix Power on Ethernet 189
Index 191
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