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Local Area Networks: A Business-Oriented Approach, 2nd Edition



Local Area Networks: A Business-Oriented Approach, 2nd Edition

James E. Goldman, Phillip T. Rawles

ISBN: 978-0-471-33047-9 February 2000 928 Pages

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Local Area Networks, Second Edition is a comprehensive introduction to Local Area Networks including theory, concepts, and installation. This edition includes significant updating due to the constantly changing LAN technologies. Courses on LAN's and the technology of client/server are the primary audience for this text.

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Local Area Networks: A Business Perspective.

Local Area Network Architectures.

Local Area Network Hardware.

Network Layer Communications Protocols.


Local Area Network Operating Systems.

Novell Netware.

Windows NT (2000).



Client/Server Application Development and Integration.

Local Area Network Applications Software.


Network Design Using TCP/IP.

Local Area Network Interworking.

Remote Access and Wireless Networking.


Local Area Network Management.

Local Area Network Security.


  • A business-oriented approach to local area networks. Chapter 1 shows how and why LAN's are implemented and the challenges and solutions to effective LAN Analysis, Design, and Implementation.
  • Authors have excellent teaching and practical experience.
  • The Goldman books (ADC; Client/Server; and LAN, 2e) are updated regularly and reflect the latest technology.
  • Chapter 1
    • Updated all figures
    • Added text to productivity paradox discussion
    • Added text to business process re-engineering discussion
    • Added paragraph on strategic role of LANs
    • Added paragraph on key business driven characteristics of LANs
    • Removed sections on alternatives to LANs, file transfer software, Non-Lan PC connectivity
  • Chapter 2
    • Add section on gigabit ethernet
    • Add section on full duplex net architectures
    • Add small intro to LAN based ATM
    • Add small section on High speed token ring
  • Chapter 3
    • Added section on CAT 5 Level 5, 6, 7
    • Updated ATM info
    • Added section on NIC configuration: IRB, Base I/A Address, Base Memory Address
    • Added chart on typical IRQ Assignments
    • Added section on LAN character and line encoding schemes
  • Chapter 4: Local Area Network Protocols
    • Entirely new chapter
    • Concepts introduced
    • Interaction between local area network architectures and protocols
    • Address resolution
    • Network layer addressing
    • Introduction to routing
    • IPX/SPX
    • TCP/IP
    • IPv6
    • AppleTalk
    • Remote Access Protocols
  • Chapter 5: Local Area Network Operating Systems
    • Totally redesigned chapter to serve as a template for chapters 6-8
    • Added coverage of directory services
    • Added coverage of authentication and authorization
    • Updated technology references to current NOSes
  • Chapter 6: Novell NetWare
    • Totally redesigned chapter to adhere to template created by chapter 5
    • De-emphasized NetWare 3.x
    • Expanded information on NetWare 4.x
    • v
    • Added major section on NetWare 5.x
    • Added coverage of NetWare administration
    • Expanded coverage of NetWare remote access
    • Expanded coverage of NetWare/NT and NetWare/UNIX integration
  • Chapter 7: Windows NT/2000
    • Totally redesigned chapter to adhere to template created by chapter 5
    • Expanded information on NT 4.0
    • Added major section on Windows 2000
    • Added coverage of Windows administration
    • Expanded coverage of Windows administration
    • Added coverage of Windows system enterprise management and software distribution
    • Expanded coverage of Windows remote access
    • Expanded coverage of Windows/UNIX integration
  • Chapter 8: UNIX
    • Totally redesigned chapter to adhere to template created by chapter 5
    • Added typology of UNIX systems
    • Added significant coverage of Linux systems
    • Added coverage of software that allows UNIX to appear as a PC based NOS
    • Expanded coverage on NFS
    • Expanded coverage of daemons and services
  • Chapter 9: Middleware
    • New Chapter to this book
    • Concepts introduced
    • Middleware
    • SQL
    • Remote Procedure Calls
    • Messaging Middleware
    • Screen scrapers
    • CORBA
    • DCOM
  • Chapter 10: Network Application Development and Deployment
    • New Chapter to this book
    • Concepts introduced
    • Application development
    • Procedural development languages
    • Event driven development environments
    • Object-oriented development environments
  • Chapter 11: Local Area Network Applications
    • Chapter totally redesigned to better align with expanded coverage of this topic in CSIS
    • Expanded coverage of e-mail systems
    • Particular emphasis added on e-mail integration
    • Expanded coverage of workflow systems
    • Expanded coverage of conferencing and electronic meeting systems
    • Substantially updated LAN resource management section to include materials introduced in chapters 6–8
  • Chapter 12: Network Design Using TCP/IP
    • Entirely new chapter
    • Concepts introduced
    • Classless Addressing
    • Reserved Subnets
    • Extended Network Prefixes
    • Route Summarization
    • Static Routing
    • Variable Length Subnet Masks
    • Classless Interdomain Routing
    • Network Address Translation
    • IP Unnumbered
    • Longest Match Lookups
    • Dynamic Routing
  • Chapter 13: Internetworking
    • Updated section on SNA/LAN integration
    • Included coverage of RFC 1490 protocol encapsulation over frame relay
    • Added coverage of IBM's Network Utility SNA to TCP/IP translator
    • Added section on Layer 3 and Layer 4 switching
    • Covered router to router protocols in more depth including
    • v
    • IGRP
    • EGP
    • BGP
    • Expanded coverage of Virtual Networks
    • Added coverage of quality of service standards
    • MPLS protocol
    • DiffServ protocol
  • Chapter 14: Remote Access and Wireless Networking
    • Updated section on Wireless LANs
    • Added section on Enterprise remote access servers
  • Chapter 15: Local Area Network Management
    • Added section on bandwidth management
    • Added coverage of class of service/quality of service protocols
    • Added coverage of application monitoring & management
    • Added coverage of network optimization
    • Added coverage of bandwidth vs latency as application performance determinants
  • Chapter 16: Local Area Network Security
    • Added coverage on Enterprise firewall architectures - new diagram
    • Added section on cryptographic accelerators
    • Added section on security architecture development methodology