A practical look at high-speed networking, including detailed coverage of fiber optics, cell and non-cell networking, and integrating gigabit networking into existing systems. In addition to the current status of the technology, Gigabit Networking
looks ahead to the ongoing research that will shape the future of gigabit networking.
We are now in the age of gigabit networking, where information is passed along wide area and local area networks at speeds surpassing one billion bits per second. With improvements in fiber optic signalling and the development of inexpensive high performance computers, there is now both the capability and the demand for gigabit networking. As a networking professional who needs to prepare for the immediate future of computer networking, readers will find Gigabit Networking a fascinating and practical look at the advances that are making high-speed networking a reality. Key technologies, important protocols, applications, and the practical issues involved in implementing gigabit networks are all addressed. This book covers fiber optics, cell and non-cell networking, integrating gigabit networking into existing systems, and adapting today's protocols for gigabit networking. Gigabit Networking also looks ahead to the ongoing research that will shape the future of networking. -- Midwest Book Review