ATM Networks

ATM Networks

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From xDSL to 3G wireless, one technology is at the heart of today's most important broadband networks: ATM. This book brings together the most comprehensive, complete description of ATM standards and practical solutions for the key issues facing ATM network implementers and managers. Othmar Kyas and Gregan Crawford begin by reviewing the evolution of ATM technology, the problems it has been designed to solve, and the latest generation of ATM applications. Next, they systematically address the elements of ATM networks, covering all ATM variants and the latest ATM standards. ATM Networks then offers specific guidance on ATM network design, testing, and troubleshooting, as well as detailed techniques for protecting ATM networks against hacker attacks. For all network professionals designing, implementing, managing, maintaining, or supporting ATM networks in a wide range of service provider and enterprise environments.show more

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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 181.9 x 236.2 x 36.3mm | 1,016.05g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0130936014
  • 9780130936011

About Othmar Kyas

OTHMAR KYAS is Product Marketing Section Manager for the Network Systems Test Division of Agilent Technologies. With over eleven years at Agilent (formerly Hewlett-Packard), Kyas has been a leader in developing Agilent's telecommunications products in the ATM, WAN, and LAN marketplaces. He holds an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology, Vienna. GREGAN CRAWFORD is Product Marketing Manager for the Network Systems Test Division of Agilent Technologies. He has been involved with ATM and ATM testing since the mid 1980s. From 1993 to 1999, he was the first chair of the ATM Forum's Test Working Group and a member of the ATM Forum's Technical Committee management team. He is currently Agilent's primary representative for the ATM Forum and has contributed to several books on ATM.show more

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The complete, up-to-date ATM guide for every network planner, designer, implementer, and manager. ATM network planning, design, testing, deployment, troubleshooting, and securityNew standards, including Loop Emulation Service over AAL-2 and frame-based ATMTest and selection criteria for ATM network components and cable infrastructureATM network operation, including traffic control, performance parameters, and testingDetailed coverage of ATM security standards and techniques Despite the arrival of Packet over SONET/SDH, one technology is at the heart of today's most important broadband and wireless networks: ATM. "ATM Networks" combines a complete and authoritative description of ATM standards with practical solutions for the key challenges facing ATM network implementers and managers. Clear, concise, and fully up to date, it covers every element and variant of current ATM networks, offering specific best practices for design, testing, deployment, troubleshooting, and security. Coverage includes: How ATM evolved to become the world's universal platform for networked communicationsUp-to-the-minute standards coverage, including ATM over Plastic Optical Fiber, Loop Emulation Service over AAL-2, frame-based ATM, and secure ATMATM network planning, design, and migration techniquesTest and selection criteria for ATM network components In-depth coverage of security and cable infrastructure issuesATM network operation: traffic control mechanisms, performance parameters, and test methods Key information is included for network designers, implementers, and managers, including ATM UNI and NNI signaling protocol messages and information elements, parameters and limitations for high speed cabling systems, and ATM Forum contact information.show more

Table of contents

Preface. I. ATM: AN INTRODUCTION. 1. Demands on Today's Data Communications Technologies. The Evolution of Data Transmission Technologies. Contemporary Bandwidth Requirements. 2. Communication Technologies for High-Speed Networks. Broadband Communication Systems and High-Speed Networks. Leased Lines. ISDN: The Integrated Services Digital Network. Frame Relay. xDSL: Digital Subscriber Lines. SONET/SDH: The Synchronous Digital Hierarchy. DQDB-Based MANs (Metropolitan Area Networks): CBDS/SMDS. Fiber Channel. High-Speed LANs. B-ISDN and ATM. 3. ATM: Technology for Converged, QoS-Based Networks. In Search of New Technologies. The Limitations of Ethernet Networks. The Limitations of Token Ring and FDDI Networks. ATM: Technology for Converged, QoS-Based Networks. The Limitations of ISDN. The Limitations of Packet over SONET/SDH. ATM: Foundation for Large-Scale Converged Networks. ATM in Local and Wide Area Networks. II. ATM: TECHNOLOGY AND STANDARDS. 4. Asynchronous Transfer Mode. Communication Basics. Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM). 5. The Structure of ATM. The B-ISDN Reference Model. B-ISDN Networks: Configuration and Reference Points. 6. ATM: The Physical Layer. Transmission Convergence. ATM Data Rates. ATM in PDH Networks. ATM in SDH and SONET Networks. ATM Transport Over SDH/SONET Networks. Cell-Based Physical Layer. Physical Layer Monitoring in ATM Networks: OAM Flows F1-F3. 7. The ATM Protocol: The ATM Layer. The ATM Cell. The ATM Layer: User Plane Functions. The ATM Layer: Management Plane Functions. Metasignaling. 8. The ATM Protocol: The ATM Adaptation Layer. ATM Adaptation Layer Type 1 (AAL-1). ATM Adaptation Layer Type 2 (AAL-2). ATM Adaptation Layer Type 3/4 (AAL-3/4). ATM Adaptation Layer Type 5 (AAL-5). The Signaling ATM Adaptation Layer. 9. Frame-Based ATM. ATM over DXI Interfaces. Frame-Based User-to-Network Interface (FUN). Frame-Based ATM over SONET/SDH Transport (FAST). Frame-Based ATM Transport over Ethernet (FATE). 10. The ATM Protocol: UNI Signaling. The UNI Signaling Message Format. The Basic Signaling Processes. UNI Connection Setup: The Calling Station. Connection Setup at the Station Called. Connection Clear-Down. Connection Restart. Error Handling. Comparing ITU-T and ATM Forum UNI Signaling. 11. The ATM Protocol: NNI Signaling (B-ISUP, PNNI, AINI). B-ISUP Signaling. The PNNI Protocol. 12. ATM Interworking. ATM-LAN Interworking. ATM-Frame Relay Interworking. ATM-MAN Interworking. Loop Emulation Service. 13. ATM Network Management. The ATM MIB Groups. ILMI and SNMP. The Link Management MIB Module. The Address Registration MIB Module. III. ATM NETWORKS: DESIGN AND PLANNING. 14. Designing and Planning ATM Networks. ATM End Systems. Planning ATM Workgroups. Design and Planning of ATM Backbones. 15. Testing and Choosing Network Components. Application-Related Performance Parameters for ATM Components. 16. Security in ATM Networks. Risk Factor: Internet. Risk Factor: Intranet. Risk Factor: High-Speed Networks. ATM Networks: Vulnerabilities and Risk Analysis. Security Strategies for ATM Networks. Security Functions in ATM Networks. IV. ATM NETWORKS: ANALYSIS AND OPERATION. 17. ATM Switches. ATM Switches: Basic Functions. ATM Switch Topologies. Switching Networks. Cell Routing in Switching Networks. Selecting a Network Architecture. Performance Parameters for ATM Switches. 18. Traffic and Congestion Control in ATM Networks. ATM QoS. How ATM QoS is Guaranteed. The Traffic Contract. Traffic Parameters. Policing. Conformance to the Traffic Contract. Network QoS Guarantees. 19. Performance and Operating Parameters of ATM Networks. The Physical Layer. The ATM Layer. The ATM Adaptation Layer (AAL). ATM Layer Measurement Points. Physical Layer Network Performance Parameters. ATM Layer Network Performance Parameters. 20. ATM Testing Methods. Conformance Testing of ATM Components. Interoperability Tests. ATM Layer Performance Tests. In-Service ATM Testing. 21. ATM: Standards and Organizations. ITU (International Telecommunications Union). ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). ANSI (American National Standards Institute). The ATM Forum. The Internet Society (ISOC). The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Index.show more

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