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Switching and Switched Networks
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ARIS (Aggregate Route-based IP Switching)

ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit)

ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode)

Backbone Networks

Bridges and Bridging

Broadcast Domain

Broadcast Networking

Campus Network

Cells and Cell Relay



Collisions and Collision Domains


Core Network

CSMA/CD (Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detection)

Cut-Through Architecture

Data Center Design

Data Communication Concepts

Data Link Protocols

Data Switches

Edge Devices

End Systems and End-to-End Connectivity

Enterprise Network


Fast Ethernet

Fibre Channel


Frame Relay

Framing in Data Transmissions

Gigabit Ethernet

GSN (Gigabyte System Networking)

HIPPI (High-Performance Parallel Interface)

IADs (Integrated Access Devices)



IP over ATM

IP Storage

Label Switching

LAN (Local Area Network)

Link Aggregation

Load Balancing

MEMS (Micro-Electromechanical Systems)

MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching)

Multilayer Switching

Multitiered Architectures

NAS (Network Attached Storage)

Network Concepts

Network Connection Technologies

Network Design and Construction

Network Processors

Packets and Packet-Switching Networks

Policy-Based Management

Premises Distribution System


Resource Management

RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer)


SANs (Storage Area Networks)

Segment (Network)

Source Routing

Structured Cabling Standards

Switch Fabrics and Bus Design

TIA/EIA Structured Cabling Standards


VI Architecture

VLAN (Virtual LAN)

Web Links
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CSIX (Common Switch Interface Consortium)

Entersys switching white papers

Foundry Networks Gigabit Info Center

Network World Fusion Switching Web page

TechFest Multilayer Switching page

Cisco documentation: Internetworking Design Basics

Cisco documentation: Designing Switched LAN Internetworks

Cisco documentation: How LAN Switches Work

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