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Counter An end-to-end guide to the technologies that will enable high-speed networks of the future Increasingly, end users are demanding that the enterprise network--including LANs, WANs, intranet, VPNs, and the Internet-- functions seamlessly to provide critical business applications and services. Today's networks must be able to accommodate applications that require enormous processing speed and low latency. To ensure your network keeps pace with requirements, you must make it more reliable and predictable, and you must be able to provide more capacity. Paul Izzo puts gigabit standards and technologies in perspective to help you upgrade or build a network capable of handling high-bandwidth needs. Covering technologies from Ethernet to cable modems and DSL, Gigabit Networks will prepare you for enterprise networking in the Internet age. Increasingly, end users are demanding that the enterprise network--including LANs, WANs, intranet, VPNs, and the Internet-- functions seamlessly to provide critical business applications and services. Today's networks must be able to accommodate applications that require enormous processing speed and low latency. To ensure your network keeps pace with requirements, you must make it more reliable and predictable, and you must be able to provide more capacity. Paul Izzo puts gigabit standards and technologies in perspective to help you upgrade or build a network capable of handling high-bandwidth needs. Covering technologies from Ethernet to cable modems and DSL, Gigabit Networks will prepare you for enterprise networking in the Internet age. Key topics covered include: * Internet and multimedia application requirements * Ethernet technologies through Gigabit Ethernet * VPNs and security issues * Routing and switching technologies (vLANs) * Quality of service (QoS) versus class of service (CoS) * Differentiated services (diffserv) * RSVP/Integrated services (intserv) * Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) * Packets over SONET/SDH * Policy-enabled networking and directory-enabled networking * Digital subscriber line (DSL) technologies Visit our Web site at http://www.wiley.com/compbooks/

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