FDDI Handbook | 1st Edition
High-Speed Networking Using Fiber and Other Media
AUTHOR: Jain, Raj
PUBLISHER: Addison Wesley Professional
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At 100 megabits per second - 10 times the speed of Ethernet - Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) is the next generation of high-speed networking technology. Computer manufacturers have already developed FDDI interfaces for all major computer systems including supercomputers, workstations, and personal computers, a testament to the tremendous potential of this fiber-optic LAN standard.
As a networking professional - whether a user, buyer, manager, or designer-you will find the FDDI Handbook an indispensable guide to understanding key concepts and features of this very important technology. This book covers all of the components of the FDDI standard as well as critical issues related to design, layout, purchase, and use.
It answers many of the questions you may have, such as:
- How does FDDI work and what factors influence its design?
- How do I install and manage an FDDI network?
- How should I configure the network for high availability and
- What features should I look for when buying FDDI products?
- Where do I turn if I need to use a different size or length of cable than that specified in the standard?
"Raj Jain's FDDI Handbook will unquestionably be the definitive text on FDDI local area networks and their operation for years to come."
- Dr. Everett O. Rigsbee III, Executive Secretary, IEEE 802 Standards Committee
"Raj Jain has brought his talents for scientific analysis to the FDDI standards development process; now he brings his talents as a teacher to his new book on FDDI (FDDI Handbook: High Speed Networking User Fiber and Other Media) - we are richer for both."
- Dr. Robert L. Fink, Vice Chair, ANSI X3T9 Technical Committee
"An invaluable feature of the FDDI Handbook is the section on buying, installing and analyzing fiber cables and FDDI equipment. This stuff alone is worth the price of the admission."
"In summary, this (FDDI Handbook: High Speed Networking User Fiber and Other Media) is the most authoritative and complete reference on FDDI that has crossed this writer's desk. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone involved in FDDI development or deployment."
- Journal of Chemical Information and Computer Science
"If you are using FDDI, or thinking about using it to fill in some gaps in your high-performance LAN while ATM gets sorted out, here's a "must buy" book (FDDI Handbook: High Speed Networking User Fiber and Other Media)."
- ATM USER
"FDDI Handbook: High Speed Networking User Fiber and Other Media by Raj Jain is an excellent source for thorough coverage of this important new standard."
- U.S. TECH
PUBLICATION DATE: 2/28/1994