Local Area Networks: An Introduction to the Technology

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Digital Press, 1996 - Computers - 191 pages
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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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Contents

Servers
5
Introduction to Protocols
17
Protocols Above the Data Link Layer
27
The Internet
35
Data Link and Physical Layer Protocols
41
Topologies and Access Methods
47
Media
65
Extending Local Area Networks
79
Network Management
97
Common Network Protocols
121
Physical Considerations
139
References
153
Glossary
159
Index
185
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