|Enhancing LAN Performance, Fourth Edition|
|Auerbach Publications 2004 (480 pages)|
This book explores the technical issues underlying local area network (LAN) performance, developing mathematical models that readers can apply to their own specific networking requirements.
|Table of Contents|
|Enhancing LAN Performance, Fourth Edition|
|Chapter 1||-||LAN Performance Issues|
|Chapter 2||-||Ethernet, Token Ring, and ATM Frame and Cell Operations|
|Chapter 3||-||Estimating Network Traffic|
|Chapter 4||-||Understanding and Applying Waiting Line Analysis|
|Chapter 5||-||Sizing Communications Equipment and Line Facilities|
|Chapter 6||-||Using the Availability Level as a Decision Criterion|
|Chapter 7||-||Estimating Ethernet Network Performance|
|Chapter 8||-||Estimating Token Ring Network Performance|
|Chapter 9||-||ATM Performance|
|Chapter 10||-||Working with Images|
|Chapter 11||-||Using Intelligent Switches|
|Chapter 12||-||LAN Monitoring Tools|
|Chapter 13||-||Transmission Optimization Techniques|
|Appendix A||-||Review Problems|
|List of Figures|
|List of Tables|
Providing up-to-date information on practical methods that improve network efficiency, this book covers how to estimate network traffic, determine availability and reliability of different network configurations, and ascertain the number of ports required on access controllers. It also tackles the line speed of WAN connections linking routes and how to work with images and techniques used to optimize online traffic. The fourth edition covers the economics of Web-hosting and the impact of images on monthly server costs. The author discusses how to make cost-efficient decisions, how to develop models in order to predict LAN performance, and how to adjust LANs for improved performance.
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Held, Gilbert, 1943 “
Enhancing LAN performance / Gilbert Held. ”4th ed.
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1. Local area networks (Computer networks) ”Evaluation. I. Title.
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