The TCP/IP suite the protocols developed to support the Internet has moved into mainstream networking. From the smallest PDA right up to the largest mainframe system, in both enterprise and carrier networks, IP–based networking is an essential feature of modern telecommunications systems. As a result, network managers from both voice– and data–centric perspectives must understand the principles behind IP–based network operation, and know how to optimize and manage these integrated systems for maximum effectiveness.
Internet Technologies Handbook: Optimizing the IP Network provides a comprehensive reference for a solid understanding of the operation, optimization, and management of IP networks. Not just another treatise on protocol, this text focuses on the practical issues facing the network manager, and uses numerous case studies to provide in–depth illustrations of the principles discussed.
The coverage includes:
- Underlying network infrastructures
- Transporting packets reliably
- Supporting end–user applications
- Optimizing end–user applications
- Streamlining network applications
- Managing the IP network
- The next generation IPv6
From the basics of internetworking principles and standards to architectures for fixed and wireless LANs and WANs, from simple file data transport to advanced real–time voice and video, Internet Technologies Handbook offers a one–stop resource for today’s network professional. A useful set of appendices includes a guide to acronyms, an RFC document index, internet parameters, and more.
Engineers and network managers installing, implementing, and operating production networks, as well as students of IP–based internetworks, will all find Internet Technologies Handbook to be an essential reference.
PART I: INTRODUCTION.
Chapter 1. The Challenge of the Internet.
PART II: PACKET TRANSPORT.
Chapter 2. Analyzing the IP Network.
Chapter 3. Datagram Addressing and Delivery.
Chapter 4. Routing and Intranetwork Communication.
Chapter 5. End–to End Reliability.
Chapter 6. The Next Generation: IPv6.
Chapter 7. Case Studies in Packet Transport.
PART III: APPLICATION SUPPORT.
Chapter 8. Data Transport.
Chapter 9. Converged Networks and Multimedia Transport.
Chapter 10. Case Studies in Application Support.
PART IV: NETWORK AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT.
Chapter 11. Network Management Architectures.
Chapter 12. Network Management System Components.
Chapter 13. Case Studies in Network and Performance Management.
PART V: REFERENCE APPENDICES.
Appendix A: Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Appendix B: Sources of Internet Information.
Appendix C: Addresses of Standards Organizations.
Appendix D: Trademarks.