IP Switching: Protocols and Architectures
464 pages | Mcgraw-Hill (Tx) (1998-10-21) | ISBN: 007041953 | HTML | 3,6 Mb
As the Internet and intranets sag under the weight of user demand, and accusatory fingers point to routers as the bottleneck culprits, a host of new Internet Protocol (IP) switching technologies have appeared, promising rescue. But what kind of switch can actually deliver the reduced latency, improved QoS (quality of service), and greater bandwidth demanded by services such as videoconferencing, multicasting, and virtual reality? Which switches meet the needs of your network? And, perhaps most importantly, which will keep up with technology that's always on the move? This book, covering both the firmware and software of IP switching, and written by one of the field's foremost experts, has all the answers.