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"LAN Switching First-Step," Chapter 6: How a switch works

Chapter 6 of LAN Switching First-Step by Matthew Castelli explains how to differentiate among unicast, multicast, and broadcast transmission methods; store-and-forward, cut-through, and fragment-free switching mechanisms and then describes Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching operation.

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Excerpted from LAN Switching First-Step by Matthew Castelli (ISBN: 1587201003).

Copyright © 2006, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

This was first published in September 2006

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