Note: Page numbers followed by f indicate figures.


Access control list (ACL) rules 71
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) 
cell-based switch fabric design 17, 17f
circuit-switched network 17
IMPs 17, 18
NCP header 18
packet routing 17
packet switching 18
Aggregation switch 73–74
ALOHAnet 24
Application programming interface (API) 165
Application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) 77, 78–79, 83, 84
Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) 
advantages 22
circuit-switched technology 21
description 21
frame format 21, 22f
NIC card 21
packet based networks  ...

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