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Title:
Gigabit Ethernet : migrating to high-bandwidth LANs
Author:
Kadambi, Jayant.
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Publication Information:
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall PTR, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xi, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780139132865
Format :
Book

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Summary

Provides an overview of gigabit ethernet - technology and standards for communications professionals. This text includes description of the operation of a gigabit ethernet network including a comparison of performance issues with high speed LAN alternatives. It will cover different types of implementations such as desktop, workgroup, backbone.


Table of Contents

1 Introduction
Overview of This Book
Ethernet Origins
2 The First Generation: 10 Mb/s Ethernet
Overview
Media Access Control Frame Format
Functional Overview of the 802.3 Model
Operation of an Ethernet Node
Repeater Definition
Bridge Definition
Router Definition
Media and Topology Options
Management
Technology Advantages of 10BASE-T
User Benefits of 10BASE-T
3 The Second Generation: 100 Mb/s and Switched Ethernet
Overview
Functional Overview of the 802.3u Standard Suite
Media and Topology Options
Switched Ethernet
Full Duplex and Flow Control
VLAN Tagging
10/100 Mb/s Capable Devices
4 The Third Generation: 1000 Mb/s (Gigabit)
Overview
Layer 3 Switch Definition
Gigabit Ethernet Technology: Introduction
Gigabit MAC Operation
Full-Duplex Operation
Reconciliation Sublayer (RS) and Gigabit Medium-Independent Interface (GMII) (Clause 35)
Physical-Layer Technology
Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) (Clause 36)
Physical Medium Attachment (PMA) Sublayer (Clause 36)
Auto-Negotiation for 1000BASE-X (Clause 37)
Physical Medium Dependent (PMD) Sublayer (Clauses 38, 39)
Repeater Operation (Clause 41)
Topology (Clause 42)
Management (Clause 30)
5 Gigabit Ethernet Applications
Networking Evolution
Gigabit Ethernet Meets the Challenge
Gigabit Ethernet Migration
Switched or Shared 100 Mb/s Ethernet and FDDI Upgrade
Shared, Switched and Routed Networks
Layer 3 Switching
Gigabit Ethernet vs. Other Technologies
6 Looking to the Future
Overview
Industry Trends and Technologies
Network Challenges to Support Gigabit Ethernet
Scaling Gigabit Ethernet
Summary
Appendix A
802.3 Document Cross Reference
Section/Clause Cross Reference
Appendix B
802.3 Ethernet Frame and Address Formats
Appendix
Glossary
Index