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PacketCable Implementation by Jeff Riddel CCIE No. 12798

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Chapter 2. PacketCable Functional Components

Now that you have a general idea of the motivation behind the PacketCable initiative and the architecture of a PacketCable network, it is time to delve deeper into the individual components comprising the architecture. This chapter introduces each component separately; the protocols and procedures required to communicate between components are covered in detail in further chapters.

Also in this chapter you learn how Cisco Systems is involved with each component type by learning what products are available and how to use them.

Figure 2-1 illustrates the overall PacketCable 1.0 architecture. Some of the components shown in this diagram aren’t a requirement for PacketCable 1.0 but are included because they ...

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