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Designing the Network Topology by Priscilla Oppenheimer — Prepare for the CCDA exam by gaining the ability to identify the advantages, disadvantages, scalability issues, and applicability of standard internetwork topologies.

ISDN by Gilbert Held — ISDN augurs the potential for the development of a universal digital network that provides integrated voice and data on common telephone company facilities. In this chapter, you'll examine the idea behind ISDN, its architecture, and some of the benefits that can be expected from its use.

Building Internetworks by Mark Sportack — Successfully designing, building, and implementing an internetwork depends on your understanding of the capabilities, limitations, and costs of each WAN component technology. Read on to form a better understanding of these components.


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More Expert Recommends

The Expert Recommends: Essential Resources for Network Security Professionals by Barb Fraser — Rather than wading through the vast amount of network security references that are available today, check out Barbara Fraser's opinion of the most trustworthy books, Web sites, and mailing lists you need to investigate.



More Tutorials

Introduction to X.500 by Timothy A. Howes, Ph.D., Mark C. Smith, and Gordon S. Good — This tutorial provides a brief overview of the X.500 directory access protocol, with emphasis on history and on strengths and weaknesses relative to LDAP.

Fundamentals of LDAP by Timothy A. Howes, Ph.D., Mark C. Smith, and Gordon S. Good — This tutorial provides a conceptual introduction to LDAP. Its focus is theoretical rather than hands-on, and it is intended to give readers a first exposure to the philosophy and mechanics of the protocol.

An Introduction to DHCP by Ralph Droms and Ted Lemon — This tutorial provides a basic definition of DHCP, and describes benefits and challenges associated with it.


Breaking News

One of the primary architects of OpenCable, Michael Adams, explains the key concepts of this initiative in his book OpenCable Architecture.

Expert Advice

Ralph Droms, Ph.D., author of The DHCP Handbook and chair of the IETF Dynamic Host Configuration Working Group, guides you to his top picks for reliable DHCP-related information.

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Residential Broadband, Second Edition
by George Abe

Introduces the topics surrounding high-speed networks to the home. It is written for anyone seeking a broad-based familiarity with the issues of residential broadband (RBB) including product developers, engineers, network designers, business people, professionals in legal and regulatory positions, and industry analysts.


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