Local Area Networks: An Introduction to the Technology
Local Area Networks, Second Edition, serves as an introduction for students, managers, and others who want a thorough and unbiased study of LANs without the challenge of a 400 page text. Starting with a quick survey of LAN applications, the book introduces the protocols necessary to support these applications, from FTP, Telnet, and TCP/IP to topologies, access methods, and media. Additional chapters deal with the extension of networks via repeaters, bridges, routers, and gateways, plus network management and administration. A review of popular network protocols such as Appletalk, NetWare, DECnet, OSI, and TCP/IP concludes the book. Thorough and unbiased study of Local Area Networks (LANs). Up-to-date information on media, physical considerations, extending LANs and more.
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Introduction to Protocols
Protocols Above the Data Link Layer
Data Link and Physical Layer Protocols
Topologies and Access Methods
Extending Local Area Networks
Common Network Protocols