Switching technology in the local network: from LAN to switched LAN to virtual LAN
An Introduction to Ethernet Switching will appeal to a variety of different professional audiences: telecommunications engineers; network developers, planners, and consultants; technical support personnel; and marketing personnel. It provides a complete, up-to-date overview of ethernet switching and includes a comparison of the various LAN technologies.
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10BaseFL applications architecture autonegotiation backbone bandwidth BPDU bridge port broadcast buffer bytes cable card module cell code group collision communication components configuration BPDU connected controller cut-through switches data networks data packet data traffic defined delay designated port destination address detected devices encoding end stations ensures Ethernet packet Ethernet switch Fast Ethernet FDDI fiber Figure functions header IEEE implemented individual input integrated interface large number latency load MAC addresses MAC layer management station Manchester code maximum Mbit/s mechanism medium mode network management network segments octet operate output parameter path PHY layer Physical layer protocol received redundancy repeater RMON root bridge routers routing signal SNMP Spanning Tree specific standard sublayer throughput Timer tion Token Ring topology Topology Change translation bridge transmission transmitted twisted pair users virtual channels virtual networks Workgroup workstations