Never has the need for reliable internetworking been greater, yet with networks now comprising differing operating systems, hardware, and so ftware, achieving a reliable network has never been more complex. Netw ork planners and managers face a multitude of difficult decisions-deci sions made even more difficult by the need for knowledge from a variet y of disciplines. To meet that need, renowned author Gilbert Held asse mbled a panel of expert practitioners to bring you Network Design Prin ciples and Applications-a comprehensive, single-source reference for n etwork and IT managers. Beginning with the basics of LANs and WANs, it offers in-depth coverage of modern network planning, design, and opti mization. Virtual Private Networks, intranets, and extranets all recei ve detailed treatment, as do traffic analysis and performance, migrati on issues, tools, techniques, and network security.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION UNDERSTANDING LANs LAN Connectivity Options for Small Businesses Integrating Voice and LAB Infrastructure in Applications High-Speed Token Ring Should you Migrate your Token-Ring Network to Ethernet?
Introduction to 100BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet ATM LAB Emulation InterLAN Switching LAN-to-Mainframe Connectivity Choices Building Highly Reliable Computer Networks UNDERSTANDING WANs US Telecommunications Today The Voice Network: Still the Bedrock of the Wide Area Network T1, T3, and Sonet Networks Remote Access Concepts and Techniques ATM Access: The Genesis of a New Network Transport over Frame Relay: Issues and Considerations Emerging hIgh Bandwidth Networks Voice and Data Network Integration ATM Circuity Emulation Services Routing and Routing Protocols Convergence of IP, ATM, and SONET/SDH at the Backbone VPNs, INTRANETS, AND EXTRANETS Virtual Networking Management and Planning Putting VPNs to Work for Small Business and Offices Virtual Private Networks: Secure Remote Access over the Internet IP Sec VPNs Integrating Data Centers and Intranets Implementing and Supporting Extranets TRAFFIC ANALYSIS AND PERFORMANCE Enterprise network Monitoring and Analysis in a Mission-Critical Environment Web Traffic Analysis: Analyzing what is Happening on your Site Network Architecture and Performance Performance Engineering in Client/Server Environments Understanding Gigabit Ethernet Performance LAN/WAN Interconnection Requirements and Implementation Considerations Demystifying Network Performance Planning, Design, and Optimization of Enterprise Networks Proactive Performance Management MIGRATION CONSIDERATIONS Moving the IT Workforce to a Client/Server Environment Selecting and Deploying E-Mail Migrations Tools and Utilities Gracefully Transitioning from SNA to IP: Why How, and When Transporting Legacy SNA Traffic over Frame Relay SNA over Frame Relay Planning a Cutover NETWORKING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES A Simulation Method for the Design of Multimedia Networks Determining Remote Bridge and Router Delays Network Baselining as a Planning Tool SECURITY Working with Cisco Access Lists Securing your Router Protecting a Network from Spoofing and Denial of Service Attacks Internet Security: Securing the Perimeter Remote Access Authentication An Overview of Cryptographic Methods Public Key Infrastructure: Using the Internet as a Virtual Private Network Making your Web site Hacker safe Applets and Network Security: a Management Overview Security Management CONSIDERING EVOLVING TECHNOLOGIES Trends in Data Communications Services The Emergency advantage of XDSL Technology Preparing for Cable Modems Voice and Video on the LAN Internet Voice Applications Building an IP PBX Telephony Network Fax over IP Videoconferencing over IP Networks