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Understanding ATM

Author: Stanley Schatt
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©1996.
Series: Computing McGraw-Hill
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many experts predict that ATM - asynchronous transfer mode - will have the same kind of far-reaching impact on the way companies do business that local area networks have had. Here is the accessible overview of ATM technology you've been waiting for, complete with practical information to help you evaluate this hot technology and make strategic decisions that will benefit your business. In the reader-friendly style  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Schatt
ISBN: 0070576793 9780070576797
OCLC Number: 34321478
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Key ATM Concepts --
Today's Corporate Network Environment --
What is a Local Area Network? --
LANs Come in Different Shapes and Sizes --
The OSI Model --
The Application Layer --
The Presentation Layer --
The Session Layer --
The Transport Layer --
The Network Layer --
The Data Link Layer --
The Physical Layer --
Network Topology --
Ethernet --
Token Ring --
Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) --
Other Network Architectures --
How Information Travels over a LAN --
Network Operating Systems --
Network File Server --
Network Interface Card --
Protocol Layers Dictating a NIC's Behavior --
The LLC and the MAC --
Bridges --
Routers --
Source-Routing Bridges --
Bridges or Routers? --
How LANS Are Used --
Backbone LANS --
Departmental LANs --
Workgroup LANs --
Enterprise Networks --
Different Technologies to Increase Bandwidth --
Full-Duplex Ethernet --
Ethernet Switching on a LAN --
The Best of Both Worlds --
Converting Existing Ethernet Hubs into Switching Hubs --
Switched Token Ring --
100BaseT --
100VG-AnyLAN --
100-Mbps Switching Hubs --
Which Is Better: 100VG or 100BaseT? --
Fibre Channel --
ATM Basics --
What Is ATM? --
Who Will Adopt ATM? --
The ATM Forum --
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) --
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) --
The Roles and Relationships of ATM Devices --
Following Some Cells on Their Journey --
Inside an ATM Switch --
The ATM Protocol Reference Model --
The Physical Layer --
The ATM Layer and ATM Cells --
The ATM Cell Header --
General ATM Operation.
Series Title: Computing McGraw-Hill
Responsibility: Stan Schatt.

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This text provides insight into practical implementations of ATM, the major ATM strategic directions, and products associated with the major ATM vendors. It presents an introduction to ATM technology  Read more...

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