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Architecture of Network Systems by Tilman Wolf, Dimitrios Serpanos

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Chapter 1. Architecture of network systems overview
Abstract:
Computer networks have become critical infrastructure on which we rely for personal, business, and government use. Network systems are the hardware and software components from which these networks are built; they determine what functionality a computer network can provide and what performance it can achieve. Network systems are present in the infrastructure of networks, such as switches, bridges, routers, and modems. Network systems represent a distinct area of embedded systems architecture. Network systems draw from concepts and technologies in computer networks, computer organization, and distributed computing. The diversity of these technical areas requires a thorough understanding ...

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