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Gigabit Ethernet Networking

 
Gigabit Ethernet Networking

Author: David Cunningham; Bill Lane
Web Price: $50 US
Publisher: MTP
ISBN: 1578700620
Publication Date: 5/28/99
Pages: 592

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With the capability to increase network traffic speeds by a factor of ten, Gigabit Ethernet technology is of critical importance to network engineers and administrators. With in-depth and hands-on knowledge from key contributors to the Gigabit Ethernet standard, Gigabit Ethernet Networking provides both the necessary context of the technology and advanced knowledge of its implementation. Network architects and engineers will find critical information on the fundamental issues that effect the deployment of Gigabit Ethernet technology. This comprehensive guide covers critical compatibility information for end stations, repeaters, switches, and routers in Gigabit Ethernet networks, transmission issues involving both copper and optical fiber physical layers, proven planning procedures that guide network engineers and architects in the installation and management of equipment used to implement Gigabit Ethernet, and more.

 

Table of Contents

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

Introduction

  

 

 

Foreword

  

 

 

Introduction

  

1. -

 

Ethernet Development: The Need for Speed

  

2. -

 

The OSI and Gigabit Ethernet Standard Reference Models

  

 

 

Network Access and Control

  

3. -

 

Media Access Control

  

4. -

 

Gigabit Repeaters, Bridges, Routers, and Switches

  

 

 

Transmission Fundamentals

  

5. -

 

Fundamentals of Baseband Transmission

  

6. -

 

Fundamentals of Fiber Optic Communication

  

 

 

The Common 1000BASE-X Physical Layers

  

7. -

 

The Common Physical Sublayers: Reconciliation and the GMII

  

8. -

 

Physical Coding, Physical Medium Attachment, and Auto-Negotiation for1000BASE-X

  

 

 

The 1000BASE-X Media Dependent Layers

  

9. -

 

The Gigabit Ethernet Optical Link Model

  

10. -

 

The Gigabit Ethernet Modal Bandwidth Investigation

  

11. -

 

1000BASE-X: Optical Fiber andCopperPMDs

  

 

 

Network Installation andSystemConsiderations

  

12. -

 

The Cable Plant: Installation andManagement

  

13. -

 

Upgrading Ethernet LANs: SystemandTopology Considerations

  

14. -

 

Gigabit Ethernet in Context withOtherLAN Technologies

  

15. -

 

The Future: Gigabit Ethernet and Beyond

  

 

 

Appendixes

  

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References and Other Sources of Additional Information

  

B. -

 

8B10B Code Table

  

 

 

Glossary

 

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