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Network Management, MIBs and MPLS: Principles, Design and Implementation by Stephen B. Morris

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Preface

The last two decades have been dominated by distinct patterns of computer use. The 1980s saw wide-scale deployment of PC- and microprocessor-based technology. The 1990s saw this infrastructure becoming internetworked, connected to the Internet, and increasingly embracing client/server technology. Initially, clients were heavy duty (or fat) and communicated with local servers, but by the end of the 1990s clients had become thin and servers were increasingly distributed. The first decade of the 21st century may well be one of global system (as well as network) integration and management during which we will see previously disparate networks and systems interconnected for new purposes. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the area of telecommunications ...

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