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>An essential reference for every network professionalLearn a wide variety of internetworking basics, including LAN protocols, WAN technologies, bridging and switching, routing, and network managementDiscover how specific networking technologies fit into the networkExplore the latest information from Cisco on storage, security, scalability, speed, and optical networksGet in-depth information on internetworking technologies with entire parts devoted to LAN protocols, WAN technologies, multiservice access technologies, bridging and switching, network protocols, routing protocols, Internet access technologies, and network managementInternetworking Technologies Handbook, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive reference that helps networking professionals understand and implement contemporary internetworking technologies. Master terms, concepts, technologies, and devices used in today's networking industry, and learn how to incorporate internetworking technologies into a LAN/WAN environment with this definitive reference. This edition features brand-new chapters on storage networking, VoIP, DPT/SRT, EAP, Cisco IOS®, and optical networking, as well as updated content on a number of important topics.After reading this book, you will possess a greater understanding of local- and wide-area networking and the hardware, protocols, and services that drive networks. Internetworking Technologies Handbook, Fourth Edition, includes fundamental technology information and progresses to more detailed descriptions and discussions of internetworking and telecommunications technologies and concepts. Internetworking Technologies Handbook, Fourth Edition, provides system optimization techniques that will strengthen results, increase productivity, and improve efficiency. It is comprehensive in scope, including information about mature technologies as well as emerging technologies. The fourth edition of this best-selling title represents a collaborative effort by numerous networking and documentation experts. With more than 125,000 copies in print, Internetworking Technologies Handbook remains an essential reference for every network professional.This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.158705119207312003Amazon.com Review This is it. Internetworking Technologies Handbook represents conventional wisdom about the universe of Cisco Systems data-networking products (with the exception of Voice-over-IP products), condensed into a single volume. You ought to have this book on hand for frequent consultation, if you're engaged in running local or wide area networks (LANs or WANs) that are equipped with Cisco hardware. Don't be concerned with whether or not your data-networking environment is sufficiently complex to merit investment in this book, as operators of even the simplest setups will benefit from this authoritative work. Although it's not meant as a study aid, this book will prove helpful to candidates who are studying for Cisco professional certification; review questions at the end of each chapter bolster that application. This book's greatest strength might be its authors' assumption of compartmentalized knowledge among their readers. The authors have (correctly) organized their work around the idea that someone who knows, for example, IP addressing rules backwards and forwards might not know much at all about the telephony services that local-exchange carriers (LECs) sell. As a result of this editorial decision, chapters are technically deep, but easy to get into. Numerous conceptual diagrams clarify hard-to-visualize phenomena, while frequent references to RFCs (and other standards documents) facilitate primary research where the reader requires it. This latest edition reflects changes to the Cisco data-networking product line as of the last quarter of 2000. --David Wall Topics covered: Everything Cisco Systems does to facilitate the efficient flow of data among hosts on networks big and small, except those products that have to do with Voice over IP (VoIP). Beginning with the essentials of internetworking, and proceeding through LAN and WAN protocols, multiservice access technologies like digital subscriber line (DSL), switching and bridging (with emphasis on virtual LANs), and routing protocols, this book covers the state of the Cisco Systems art.
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