Metropolitan Area Networks: Statistical Mechanics and Cybernetic Perspectives, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Metropolitan Area Networks

Statistical Mechanics and Cybernetic Perspectives, 1st Edition

By Matthew N.O. Sadiku

CRC Press

176 pages

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Hardback: 9780849324741
pub: 1994-12-27
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Description

The demand for communication networks has increased dramatically in the last few years, creating a need for an intermediate network that operates over a metropolitan area at comparatively high data rates with simple protocols. With some characteristics of local area networks and wide area networks, the metropolitan area network (MAN) technology reflects the best features of both. The motivations for MAN technology include o interconnection of LANs o high-speed services o integrated services.

MANs can be used in the following areas:

  • LAN interconnection

  • Filetransfer

  • Distributed processing

  • Remote services

  • Remote login

    Metropolitan Area Networks provides an introduction to the key concepts of MANs in an easily understood style. Organized into five chapters, this unique book acts as an excellent reference for a beginner as well as for the veteran in the field.

    Topics include:

  • Introductory and background information about MANs

  • Interworking devices, MAN topologies, and key issues

  • Various popular protocols proposed for MANs

  • Modeling and performance analysis of common MAN topologies

  • Emerging MAN-related technologies such as BISDN, ATM networks, frame relay, cell relay, SONET, and SMDS

    For a broad understanding of this expanding subject, Metropolitan Area Networks serves as the singular standard in the field.

  • Table of Contents

    Introduction

    Definition of MAN

    Differences from LANs

    Motivations for MAN

    Applications for MANs

    Conclusion

    References

    MAN Technology

    Protocol Architecture

    Internetworking Devices

    Topologies

    Key Issues

    Conclusion

    References

    Proposed MANs

    Expressnet

    Fasnet

    FDDI

    DQDB

    Comparison of DQDB and FDDI

    Other MANs

    Conclusion

    References

    Performance Analysis

    Interconnected Token Rings

    DQDB

    FDDI

    Conclusion

    References

    Emerging MAN Technologies

    Narrowband ISDN

    Broadband ISDN

    ATM LANs

    SONET

    Frame and Cell Relays

    SMDS

    MAN Evolution Process

    Conclusion

    References

    Glossary and Acronyms

    Selected Bibliography

    Index

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    COM043000
    COMPUTERS / Networking / General