T1: A Survival Guide
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2001
Pages: 306

If you haven't worked with T1 before, you could be in for an unpleasant surprise. If you have, you'll already know that T1, the current network standard for business and professional Internet access, is neither efficient, easy to use, nor particularly well-suited to data transmission. T1: A Survival Guide, a practical, applied reference on T1 data transport, is a life raft for navigating the shoals of a 40-year-old technology originally designed for AT&T's voice network.

Throughout T1's long life, network administrators have mainly learned it by apprenticeship, stumbling on troubleshooting tidbits and filing them away until they were needed again. This book brings together in one reference the information you need to set up, test, and troubleshoot T1. T1: A Survival Guide covers the following broad topics:

  • What components are needed to build a T1 line, and how those components interact to transmit data effectively
  • How to use standardized link layer protocols to adapt the T1 physical layer to work with data networks
  • How to troubleshoot problems and work with the telephone company, equipment manufacturers, and Internet service providers

In spite of its limitations, T1 is a proven, reliable technology that currently meets the need for medium-speed, high reliability Internet access by institutions of many sizes, and it's likely to be around for a while. T1: A Survival Guide will take the guesswork out of using T1 as a data transport.

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A bit dated... our infrastructure...

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Pros

  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

Cons

  • Include Cloud Tech Uses
  • Include Hybrid Pbx Sip
  • Needs updating

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Comments about O'Reilly Media T1: A Survival Guide:

A well written and accurate reference. Very useful perhaps 5-6 years ago. Most businesses I work with these days avoid telco and run through sip...

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Great Reference!

By The LAN Man

from MN, USA

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    Comments about O'Reilly Media T1: A Survival Guide:

    This book is a bit dated now, but still contains a lot of useful information that is hard to find in one place. I've worked in a variety of jobs for a variety of different companies involving IT and have found that many of my co-workers lacked basic knowledge about working with T1 technology. This book lays out both the network side as well as verbiage associated with ordering, provisioning and troubleshooting T1 services. I highly recommend finding a copy of this book.

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    Comments about O'Reilly Media T1: A Survival Guide:

    A good book, really. As a Support Engineer for an ISP, I provision, deliver and troubleshoot Leased Line Circuits on a regular basis. This title takes some of the telco "hoodoo" out of doing so. Speaking for all of us in Europe, I'd very much like for O'Reilly to consider an "E1 Suvival Guide", too.

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