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Local Area Networks to WANS : Network Management in the 1990's - Nathan J. Muller

Local Area Networks to WANS

Network Management in the 1990's

Hardcover Published: 19th August 1990
ISBN: 9780890064108
Number Of Pages: 576

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Delivers the hard information the reader needs to assess network options for the 1990s. It describes how networks are configured, what your options are in the multivendor environment, and how you can get the most efficient and effective network solutions with limited communications budgets.

Prefacep. xix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
Local Area Networkingp. 1
LAN Topologiesp. 3
Introductionp. 3
Elements of a LANp. 5
Benefits of LANsp. 7
Ethernetp. 8
Token-Ringp. 9
Fiber Distributed Data Interfacep. 12
IEEE 802.6 (DQDB)p. 12
Switched Multimegabit Data Servicep. 12
Starp. 13
Conclusionp. 15
LAN Operating Systemsp. 17
Introductionp. 17
The Client-Server Modelp. 18
DOS-based LAN Operating Systemsp. 19
UNIX-based LAN Operating Systemsp. 21
OS/2 Operating Systemp. 21
Evaluation Criteriap. 22
Extending the LANp. 25
Conclusionp. 27
LAN Protocolsp. 29
Introductionp. 29
The OSI Reference Modelp. 29
IEEE 802 Standardsp. 30
More about the Data Link Layerp. 32
High-Level Network Protocolsp. 32
Conclusionp. 37
Central Office LANsp. 39
Introductionp. 39
Data-over-Voice Technologyp. 41
Packet-Switched Datap. 43
Migration to ISDNp. 43
Evaluation Considerationsp. 44
LAN Integration Servicesp. 45
Conclusionp. 46
Wide Area Networkingp. 47
High-Speed Diagnostic Modemsp. 49
Introductionp. 49
Multiplexing and Filteringp. 51
Encoding-Decoding Schemesp. 55
Cost Savingsp. 56
Custom VLSIp. 57
Network Measurementp. 58
Multidrop Application of TDMp. 59
Conclusionp. 63
The Private Branch Exchangep. 65
Introductionp. 65
Historical Perspectivep. 66
PBX Componentsp. 69
Analog versus Digitalp. 72
Centralized versus Distributed Architecturep. 73
Network Managementp. 76
Migration Strategiesp. 77
Computer-Controlled PBXsp. 78
Data Applicationsp. 78
Wide Area PBX Networkingp. 79
Local Area PBX Networkingp. 85
Hybrid Switchesp. 87
PBXs versus Multiplexersp. 87
PBX and ISDNp. 88
The Industry: Broken Alliancesp. 91
The Intelligent Networkp. 92
Conclusionp. 92
Multiplexersp. 95
Introductionp. 95
Types of Multiplexersp. 96
Multiplexing Applicationsp. 98
Points of Differentiationp. 100
Bit versus Byte Architecturesp. 102
The Backbone Networkp. 104
Private Networkingp. 104
Public Networkingp. 106
Architectural Requirementsp. 109
ISDNp. 113
ISDN Applicationsp. 115
Conclusionp. 116
Channel Service-Digital Service Unitsp. 117
Introductionp. 117
CSU Performancep. 118
Features and Functionalityp. 120
Effect of CSUsp. 126
Testing Servicesp. 126
Effect of Fractional T1p. 128
Conclusionp. 129
Digital Cross-Connect Systems and Servicesp. 131
Introductionp. 131
ATandT's DACS/CCR Servicep. 132
Subscribing to Carrier-Provided Servicesp. 135
DCS Modularityp. 140
Private Network Cross-Connect Systemsp. 140
Innovative Management Capabilitiesp. 142
The ISDN Alternativep. 142
Conclusionp. 143
Very Small Aperture Terminalsp. 145
Introductionp. 145
VSAT Varietiesp. 147
VSAT Applicationsp. 148
Network Configurationsp. 150
Transmission Technologiesp. 152
Protocolsp. 154
Sources of Delayp. 156
Securityp. 157
Network Managementp. 159
Microwavep. 160
Directions for VSATp. 161
Conclusionp. 161
Packet-Switched Networksp. 163
Introductionp. 163
CCITT Recommendation X.25p. 164
Recommendation X.25 (1984)p. 166
X.25's Relativesp. 169
X.25 Networkingp. 170
Evolution of Packet Switchingp. 172
Conclusionp. 173
Hybrid Networkingp. 177
Introductionp. 177
Hybrid Varietiesp. 177
TDMs versus STDMsp. 178
TDM as a Network Building Blockp. 179
STDM and X.25 Building Blocksp. 180
Putting the Blocks Togetherp. 183
Pure X.25 versus a Hybrid Networkp. 185
Another Hybrid Scenariop. 188
Network Managementp. 191
Conclusionp. 194
Internetworkingp. 195
Bridgesp. 197
Introductionp. 197
LAN Extensionsp. 197
Inter-LAN Bridgingp. 200
More about Bridgesp. 201
Bridge Technologyp. 202
Bridging Applicationsp. 204
Types of Bridgesp. 206
Hardware Configurationsp. 207
Conclusionp. 208
Routersp. 209
Introductionp. 209
Topology Considerationsp. 210
Router Functionalityp. 211
Routing Standardsp. 213
Hybrid Devicesp. 214
FDDI Routersp. 215
Conclusionp. 216
Gatewaysp. 219
Introductionp. 219
Gateway Applicationsp. 223
Conclusionp. 226
The Networking Support Infrastructurep. 227
Network Designp. 229
Introductionp. 229
Potential Design Obstaclesp. 231
The Design Processp. 232
Strategic Thinkingp. 243
Conclusionp. 245
Systems Integrationp. 247
Introductionp. 247
Systems Integration Definedp. 248
The Choicesp. 249
Evaluation Criteriap. 253
Conclusionp. 258
Network Managementp. 261
Introductionp. 261
Network Complexityp. 262
Nuts and Boltsp. 263
Network Management Functionalityp. 264
Centrex Managementp. 272
T1 Multiplexer Managementp. 273
Integrated Network Managementp. 278
Expert Systemsp. 285
Network Management Contractorsp. 290
Conclusionp. 291
Maintenance and Support Servicesp. 293
Introductionp. 293
Service and Support Definedp. 294
Service Alternativesp. 295
Conclusionp. 304
Network Restoral Optionsp. 307
Introductionp. 307
Carrier-based Restoral Servicesp. 307
Satellite Arrangementsp. 311
Rerouting on T1 Linesp. 312
Customer-Controlled Reconfigurationp. 312
Bandwidth Management Servicep. 313
T1 Multiplexerp. 315
Integrated Network Management Systemp. 327
Conclusionp. 331
Regulatory Involvementp. 333
Introductionp. 333
Losing Controlp. 333
The Price Cap Caperp. 334
BellSouth's LBO Initiativep. 336
User Vigilance is Necessaryp. 341
Becoming Involvedp. 342
Staying Informedp. 344
Conveying Your Viewsp. 345
Packaging Your Ideasp. 345
The Cost of Inactionp. 346
Conclusionp. 346
The Future of Networkingp. 349
Fractional T1p. 351
Introductionp. 351
Implications of FT1p. 352
Economics of FT1p. 353
ATandT ASDSp. 354
FT1 and Compressionp. 355
Local Accessp. 358
Quality Considerationsp. 363
Telecommunication and MIS Managementp. 364
DACS Networksp. 365
Network Design Considerationsp. 367
On-Line Disaster Recoveryp. 368
International Gatewayp. 368
Migration to ISDNp. 372
CPE Requirementsp. 373
Service Providersp. 374
The "Digitization" of the Networkp. 377
The Emerging Intelligent Networkp. 378
A New Type of Carrierp. 378
Conclusionp. 378
Integrated Services Digital Networkp. 381
Introductionp. 381
Benefits of ISDNp. 383
Standardsp. 383
Evolutionp. 384
Architectural Elementsp. 385
Channel Derivationp. 388
Call Processingp. 391
Basic Rate ISDN Servicep. 393
D-Channel Contentionp. 395
Primary Rate ISDN Servicep. 396
Packet D-Channel Servicesp. 396
Signaling System Number 7p. 397
Cross-Elastic Effectsp. 399
Carrier Offeringsp. 401
International ISDNp. 405
ISDN CPEp. 407
Broadband ISDNp. 414
When to Decidep. 415
Planning Considerationsp. 416
Conclusionp. 419
Fractional ISDNp. 421
Introductionp. 421
The Conceptp. 421
Near-Term Implementationp. 423
Access Considerationsp. 424
Long-Term Evolutionp. 425
Customer Demandp. 428
Conclusionp. 429
Open Network Architecturep. 431
Introductionp. 431
Comparably Efficient Interconnectionp. 431
The Intelligent Networkp. 432
Types of ONA Servicesp. 432
Architectural Building Blocksp. 434
Conclusionp. 441
Intelligent Networksp. 443
Introductionp. 443
Intelligent Network Building Blocksp. 452
Conclusionp. 464
Synchronous Optical Networkp. 465
Introductionp. 465
Fiber Optic Transmissionp. 465
T3 Transmissionp. 468
An Emerging Standardp. 469
Asynchronous Formattingp. 471
SONET Standardsp. 472
Sub-STS-1 Signalsp. 472
Other SONET Ratesp. 473
Multiplexer Equipmentp. 474
T3 versus SONETp. 475
Why SONET Over DS3 Networks?p. 475
Cross-Elastic Effectsp. 477
Conclusionp. 477
Metropolitan Area Networksp. 479
Introductionp. 479
LANs versus MANsp. 480
Applicationsp. 481
Implementation Considerationsp. 483
Switched Multimegabit Data Servicep. 487
Asynchronous Transfer Modep. 489
Fiber Distributed Data Interfacep. 490
Bridging FDDI and Non-FDDI Networksp. 493
Conclusionp. 495
Conclusionp. 497
Networking for Competitive Advantagep. 499
Introductionp. 499
Technologies for the Futurep. 502
Other Technologiesp. 504
Management Effectivenessp. 511
More Emphasis on Connectivityp. 512
The Future: What to Do Nowp. 514
Conclusionp. 517
Glossaryp. 519
Bibliographyp. 529
Indexp. 531
The Authorsp. 541
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ISBN: 9780890064108
ISBN-10: 0890064105
Series: Telecommunications Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 19th August 1990
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 1.01