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Local Area High Speed Networks

Book Description

There is a great deal of change happening in the technology being used for local networks. As Web intranets have driven bandwidth needs through the ceiling, inexpensive Ethernet NICs and switches have come into the market. As a result, many network professionals are interested in evaluating these new technologies for implementation consideration. If you are looking for advice from experts who can help you realistically compare and decide how to use the options before you. Often, books on this subject are too varied in subject matter, attempting to cover to many subjects in the book. This book addresses the topic of Ethernet Networking from a planning perspective to a bit analysis of the Ethernet packets. It explains in detail information in the new network administrator would find it necessary to know.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. About the Technical Reviewers
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Feedback Information
  6. Introduction
  7. Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet
    1. Introduction to LANs
      1. The Birth of Ethernet
      2. Token Ring
      3. Fibre Distributed Data Interface
      4. Fibre Channel and ATM
      5. Communications Layering Model
      6. Basic LAN Components
      7. SNMP, Monitors, and RMON
      8. Standards Body Overview
      9. Summary Points
    2. LAN MAC Addresses
      1. Universally Administered MAC Addresses
      2. Locally Administered MAC Addresses
      3. Broadcast and Group Addresses
      4. Individual/Group and Universal/Local Flag Bits
      5. Ethernet Address Conventions
      6. Token Ring Address Conventions
      7. FDDI Address Conventions
      8. Summary Points
      9. References
    3. Ethernet LAN Structure
      1. Ethernet LAN Architecture
      2. Summary Points
      3. References
    4. The Classical Ethernet CSMA/CD MAC Protocol
      1. Classic Ethernet Shared Bandwidth LANs
      2. Ethernet MAC Frames
      3. Tabulation of Important Ethernet Parameters
      4. Summary Points
      5. References
    5. Full-Duplex Ethernet Communication
      1. Full-Duplex Architecture
      2. Summary Points
      3. References
    6. The Ethernet 10Mbps Physical Layer
      1. Baseband Ethernet on Thick Coaxial Cable (10BASE5)
      2. Baseband Ethernet on Thin Coax Cable (10BASE2)
      3. 10Mbps Twisted-Pair Ethernet (10BASE-T)
      4. Building a Mixed Coax/Twisted-Pair Collision Domain
      5. 10Mbps on Fiber Optic Cable
      6. Summary Points
      7. References
    7. The Ethernet 100Mbps Physical Layer
      1. Coexistence and Migration with Auto-Negotiation
      2. 100Mbps Ethernet on Twisted-Pair Cabling
      3. 100BASE-FX and FDDI
      4. Media Independent Interface
      5. 100Mbps Collision Domain Diameter
      6. 100VG-AnyLAN
      7. Summary Points
      8. References
    8. Gigabit Ethernet Architecture
      1. Gigabit Configurations
      2. Full-Duplex Gigabit Ethernet
      3. Half-Duplex Gigabit Ethernet
      4. Summary Points
      5. References
    9. Gigabit Ethernet Physical Layer
      1. Features of Gigabit Ethernet
      2. Physical Characteristics of Gigabit Ethernet
      3. 1000BASE-X Technology
      4. 1000BASE-T Technology
      5. 1000BASE-T Encoding
      6. Summary Points
      7. References
    10. Twisted-Pair Cabling Standards and Performance Requirements
      1. Cabling Standards Bodies
      2. TIA/EIA Categories
      3. Unshielded Twisted-Pair Cabling Performance Parameters
      4. Managing Twisted-Pair Cabling
      5. Testing Fiber Optic Cable
      6. Summary Points
      7. References
    11. Auto-Negotiation
      1. Auto-Negotiation for Twisted-Pair Interfaces
      2. Auto-Negotiation for 1000BASE-X Interfaces
      3. Summary Points
      4. References
  8. Bridging, Switching, and Routing
    1. Ethernet Bridges and Layer 2 Switches
      1. Main Bridge/Switch Functions
      2. Other Bridge Functions
      3. Transparent Bridge Internals
      4. Layer 2 Switch Architecture
      5. Building Redundancy into a LAN
      6. Handling Multicasts
      7. Summary Points
      8. References
    2. The Spanning Tree Protocol
      1. LAN Structure and SubLANs
      2. Protocol Overview
      3. Elements of the Protocol
      4. Protocol Messages
      5. Summary Points
      6. References
    3. Switches and Multicast Traffic
      1. Multicasting
      2. IGMP Snooping
      3. The GARP Multicast Registration Protocol (GMRP)
      4. Generic Attribute Registration Protocol
      5. Summary Points
      6. References
    4. Link Aggregation
      1. Using Link Aggregation
      2. Link Aggregation Concepts and Procedures
      3. Link Aggregation Parameters
      4. The Link Aggregation Control Protocol
      5. Summary Points
      6. References
    5. VLANs and Frame Priority
      1. Virtual LAN Concepts
      2. Implementing VLANs
      3. Processing VLAN Frames
      4. VLAN Protocol Elements
      5. Assigning Priorities to Frames
      6. GARP VLAN Registration Protocol Details
      7. Summary Points
      8. References
    6. Source-Routing, Translational, and Wide Area Bridges
      1. Source-Routed Bridged LANs
      2. Translational Bridges
      3. Tunneling Token Ring Across Ethernet
      4. Structuring a LAN Around a High-Speed Ethernet or FDDI Backbone with Tagging
      5. Remote Bridges
      6. Summary Points
      7. References
    7. Routing and Layer 2/3 Switches
      1. Features of Routing
      2. Routing Procedures
      3. Bridge/Routers
      4. Layer 4 and Application-Layer Switching
      5. Summary Points
      6. References
  9. Other Old and New Technologies
    1. Token Ring and FDDI Overview
      1. Features of Classic Half-Duplex Token Ring
      2. Classic Token Ring Protocol Elements
      3. Dedicated Token Ring
      4. High Speed Token Ring
      5. Fiber Distributed Data Interface
      6. FDDI Topology
      7. FDDI Protocol Elements
      8. FDDI Formats
      9. Summary Points
      10. References
    2. ATM Overview
      1. ATM Concepts
      2. ATM Architecture
      3. The ATM Cell Header
      4. Summary Points
      5. References
    3. ATM LAN Emulation
      1. Emulated LAN Environments
      2. LAN Emulation Clients
      3. LAN Emulation Servers
      4. ATM LANE Protocol Elements
      5. LANE Version 2
      6. Summary Points
      7. References
    4. Fibre Channel
      1. Features of Fibre Channel
      2. Fibre Channel Equipment and Topology
      3. Fibre Channel Names and Addresses
      4. Fibre Channel Levels
      5. Fibre Channel Data Transfer
      6. Examples of FC-4 Fibre Channel Use
      7. Arbitrated Loops
      8. Summary Points
      9. References
  10. Appendixes
    1. Physical Layer Encodings for Ethernet, Fibre Channel, FDDI, and Token Ring
      1. Code-Groups and Special Signals
      2. Ethernet 10BASE5, 10BASE2, and 10BASE-T Manchester Encoding
      3. Ethernet FOIRL, 10BASE-FL, and 10BASE-FB
      4. 100BASE-X Ethernet, FDDI, and CDDI
      5. Ethernet 100BASE-T4
      6. Ethernet 100BASE-T2
      7. 1000BASE−X and Fibre Channel
      8. 1000BASE-T
      9. Token Ring
      10. Summary Points
      11. References
    2. Tables
      1. Binary, Decimal, and Hexadecimal Characters
      2. 8B/6T Tables
      3. 8B/10B Translation Table
      4. References
    3. Standards Bodies and References
      1. Formal Standards Bodies
      2. Vendor Groups
    4. Acronym List
    5. Glossary
      1. Numerals
      2. A
      3. B
      4. C
      5. D
      6. E
      7. F
      8. G
      9. H
      10. I–K
      11. L
      12. M
      13. N
      14. O
      15. P–Q
      16. R
      17. S
      18. T
      19. U
      20. V
      21. W–Z
  11. Index