Chapter of the Week - January 2005

This month we present you brand new chapter excerpts focusing on MPLS, 802.11, TCP/IP and IP networks.



SearchNetworking.com Chapter of the Week

Happy New Year! This month we present you brand new chapter excerpts focusing on MPLS, 802.11, TCP/IP and next generation SONET/SDH.
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Fault-Tolerant IP and MPLS Networks, Chapter 1
Understanding High Availability of IP and MPLS Networks

Featured January 3-7
Networking

Chapter 1 of Fault-Tolerant IP and MPLS Networks by Iftekhar Hussain describes major sources of network failures and provides an overview of techniques that are commonly used to improve availability of IP/MPLS networks. In particular, this chapter outlines mechanisms for reducing network downtime due to controlplane failures. (Reproduced from the book Fault-Tolerant IP and MPLS Networks, ISBN 1587051265, Copyright 2005, Cisco Systems, Inc. Reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., 800 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Written permission from Pearson Education, Inc. is required for all other uses. Visit www.ciscopress.com for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Download Fault-Tolerant IP and MPLS Networks, Chapter 1 here.



TCP/IP first-step, Chapter 1
The official protocol of the Internet!

Featured January 10-14
Networking

Chapter 1 of TCP/IP first-step by Mark Sportack describes the basics of TCP/IP and illustrates how it relates to the Internet. Further, it explains the five critical communications functions that TCP/IP performs and explains what TCP/IP can't do. (Reproduced from the book TCP/IP first-step, ISBN 1587201089, Copyright 2005, Cisco Systems, Inc. Reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., 800 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Written permission from Pearson Education, Inc. is required for all other uses. Visit www.ciscopress.com for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title. )

Download TCP/IP first-step, Chapter 1 here.



802.11 Wireless Network Site Survey and Installation , Chapter 8
Discovering Site-Specific Requirements

Featured January 17-21
Networking

Chapter 8 of 802.11 Wireless Network Site Survey and Installation by Bruce Alexander addresses site-specific issues relevant to WLAN survey and installation tasks. It examines topics such as site layouts, facility contents, building and constructions variations, different environmental conditions at the site, and other site-specific requirements. This chapter also discusses the need for accurate floor plans, building and construction specifics, an inventory of building contents, and an awareness of customer issues related to specific installation limitations. (Reproduced from the book 802.11 Wireless Network Site Survey and Installation, ISBN 1587051648, Copyright 2005, Cisco Systems, Inc. Reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., 800 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Written permission from Pearson Education, Inc. is required for all other uses. Visit www.ciscopress.com for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Download 802.11 Wireless Network Site Survey and Installation, Chapter 8 here.



Next Generation SONET/SDH, Chapter 6
Next Generation Optical Networks

Featured January 24-28
Networking

Chapter 6 of Next Generation SONET/SDH: Voice and Data by Stamatios V. Kartalopoulos, covers next generation optical rings, shared rings, network, bandwidth and wavelength management as well as service restoration. (Reproduced from the book, Next Generation SONET/SDH: Voice and Data ISBN 0471615307, Copyright 2004, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Reproduced by permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030-5774. Written permission from is required John Wiley & Sons, Inc for all other uses. Click here for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Download Next Generation SONET/SDH, Chapter 6 here.

This was first published in January 2005

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