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Understanding the Network: A Practical Guide to Internetworking by Martin J. Michael

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Summary

In this chapter, we covered a myriad of essential material dealing with the operation and implementation of LAN and ATM network switches. The material provided in this chapter offered an overview of the many topics discussed. You are encouraged to read additional material on these subjects. The following is a list of topics you should understand by the end of this chapter:

  • The foundations of switch operations

  • Transparent, translation, encapsulation, and source route bridging

  • The spanning tree algorithm

  • LAN and ATM switch architectures

  • A comparison of bridge and router operation

  • LANE and Classical IP over ATM, and MPLS

  • VLANs

  • Full-duplex switch port operation and switch port trunking

  • The differences between store-and-forward and cut-through forwarding ...

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