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Internetworking Devices Overview Version: 1.0 Date: 12/18/98 Author: Dana Jahangiri Optical Networks Data Integration, Dept. 1P71
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Internetworking Devices Overview Dana Jahangiri 01/08/99 11:01 AM Optical Networks Data Integration Dept. 1P71 3 T Table of Contents 1. About this Document ________________________________________________________4 2. Introduction________________________________________________________________5 3. Using Bridges to Connect LANs________________________________________________6 3.1 Transparent Spanning Tree Bridging ________________________________________7 3.1.1 Bridge Forwarding ___________________________________________________9 3.1.2 Bridge Learning _____________________________________________________9 3.2 Source Routing Bridging__________________________________________________9 4. Using Routers to Connect Networks ___________________________________________11 4.1 Determining Router Paths________________________________________________12 4.2 Switching_____________________________________________________________12 5. Bridging Versus Routing ____________________________________________________14 6. Switches_________________________________________________________________14 7. Hubs____________________________________________________________________15 8. Summary ________________________________________________________________16
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Internetworking Devices Overview Dana Jahangiri 01/08/99 11:01 AM Optical Networks Data Integration Dept. 1P71 4 1. About this Document This document provides a brief overview of Internetworking Devices. It will describe the use and the function of such devices in an internetwork. This document is intended for users of internetworking devices within Optical Networks Data Integration group, and division 1 employees who desire to acquire a general knowledge on data equipment. \7
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Internetworking Devices Overview Dana Jahangiri 01/08/99 11:01 AM Optical Networks Data Integration Dept. 1P71 5 Internetworking Devices 2. Introduction The term internetworking refers to linking individual LANs together to form a single internetwork. This internetwork is sometimes called an enterprise network because it interconnects all of the computer networks throughout the entire enterprise. Workgroup LANs on different floors of a building or in separate buildings on a business campus can be linked together so that all of the computing systems at that site are interconnected. Geographically distant company sites can also be tied together in the enterprise-wide internetwork. An individual LAN is subject to limits on such things as how far it can extend, how many stations can be connected to it, how fast data can be transmitted between stations, and how much traffic it can support. If a company wants to go beyond those limits – link more stations than that LAN can support, for example -- it must install another LAN and connect the two together in an internetwork. There are two main reasons for implementing multiple LANs and internetworking them. One is to
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