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The anatomy of the Internet: how it's structured, what makes it work, who controls it, and how to support internetworking capabilities in your organization
If you work in any aspect of internetworking planning, design, development, or management, you need to have as complete a picture as possible of how the Internet is structured and what makes it work. Internet Architectures explains Internet components and the technical relationships between them, names the key players involved and the agreements currently in place between them, reveals proprietary architectures, and arms you with a wealth of practical information on:
* Backbone technologies, including packet over SONET
* Protocols and a description of ISP network architectures
* Servers, routers, and software
* Communications infrastructures
* Access technology, including xDSL, ADSL, FITL, and frame relay
* QoS and its support technologies, including ATM, RSVP, IPv6
* Policy, regulation, peering, and reciprocity arrangements
* Multimedia and supporting technology
* Internetworking security
A journey through the complex anatomy of a new industry.
The growth of Internet networking has been so explosive that even people whose businesses rely on Internet services and applications don't fully understand how the whole system works. This book provides an in-depth overview of the Internet's structure and components, including who controls which pieces of the system. The authors explain various Internet communications infrastructures and what it will take to be a key Internet player in the next phase of development. "Internet Architectures covers both business and technical issues, from the intricate reciprocity arrangements established among the industry giants to the technology available to integrate voice, video, and data networks.
About the Author
DAN MINOLI is Director of Engineering and Development, Data Services, for CLEC giant Teleport Communications Group (now AT&T).
ANDREW SCHMIDT is Senior Product Manager for Emerging Technology at Ameritech and Chief Internet2 Architect.
Table of Contents
THE INTERNET, ITS ARCHITECTURE, AND THE STAKEHOLDERS.
Introduction: From Concept to the De Facto Public-Switched Data Network.
Internet Service Provider Architectures and Services.
ISP Business Relationships.
EVOLVING INTERNET REQUIREMENTS.
The Need for QoS-Based Communications.
Contemporary Example of QoS Requirements in the Internet: A Case Study with Wider Implications.
QoS SUPPORT IN THE INTERNET: TECHNOLOGIES AND PROTOCOLS.
Frame Relay Technology for ISP Support and QoS Questions.
ATM Technology for ISPs and QoS Support Capabilities.
Layer 3 Fundamentals with an Eye to QoS: IP, IPv6, Internet Routing, and BGP.
IP-Based Communication in ATM Environments: One ISP Approach to QoS.
Generic IP-Based Communication: QoS Based on RSVP.
EVOLVING ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES.
xDSL Technology and Applications.
ISDN Origin of xDSL Technology.
ADSL Physical Layer Technology.