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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Networking Objectives

    1. Business Requirements

    2. OSI Protocol Stack Model

    3. Routing Versus Bridging

    4. Top-Down Design Philosophy

  2. Chapter 2 Elements of Reliability

    1. Defining Reliability

    2. Redundancy

    3. Failure Modes

  3. Chapter 3 Design Types

    1. Basic Topologies

    2. Reliability Mechanisms

    3. VLANs

    4. Toward Larger Topologies

    5. Hierarchical Design

    6. Implementing Reliability

    7. Large-Scale LAN Topologies

  4. Chapter 4 Local Area Network Technologies

    1. Selecting Appropriate LAN Technology

    2. Ethernet and Fast Ethernet

    3. Token Ring

    4. Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet

    5. ATM

    6. FDDI

    7. Wireless

    8. Firewalls and Gateways

    9. Structured Cabling

  5. Chapter 5 IP

    1. IP-Addressing Basics

    2. IP-Address Classes

    3. ARP and ICMP

    4. Network Address Translation

    5. Multiple Subnet Broadcast

    6. General IP Design Strategies

    7. DNS and DHCP

  6. Chapter 6 IP Dynamic Routing

    1. Static Routing

    2. Types of Dynamic Routing Protocols

    3. RIP

    4. IGRP and EIGRP

    5. OSPF

    6. BGP

  7. Chapter 7 IPX

    1. Dynamic Routing

    2. General IPX Design Strategies

  8. Chapter 8 Elements of Efficiency

    1. Using Equipment Features Effectively

    2. Hop Counts

    3. MTU Throughout the Network

    4. Bottlenecks and Congestion

    5. Filtering

    6. Quality of Service and Traffic Shaping

  9. Chapter 9 Network Management

    1. Network-Management Components

    2. Designing a Manageable Network

    3. SNMP

    4. Management Problems

  10. Chapter 10 Special Topics

    1. IP Multicast Networks

    2. IPv6

    3. Security

  1. Appendix A Appendix: Combining Probabilities

  2. Glossary

  3. Bibliography

  4. Colophon