Appendix A. Resources
The following resources may be consulted for further information. Resources are listed here as examples only, and no endorsement of any company or software package is implied.
Resources for Chapter 1
The formal IEEE standards are a moving target: old versions of the standards are periodically updated, and new standards are often being developed.
- The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model describes the set of tasks involved in computer communication as a set of abstraction layers
Ethernet Bridging and the Spanning Tree Protocol
- Cisco IOS Configuration Guide: “Configuring STP and MST”
- This white paper documents the differences between Cisco’s version of spanning tree, known as “Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+),” and the most recent variation of spanning tree developed by the IEEE, known as “Multiple Spanning Tree.”
Interconnections: Bridges, Routers, Switches and Internetworking Protocols (2nd Edition), by Radia Perlman. Addison-Wesley. 1999.
- An expert’s insights into network protocols and how networks function, by the ...