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Local area networks, wide area networks, Internet, wireless networks, technologies, theory, management and planning of networks.

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With dozens of diagrams simplifying complex architectural topics and relationships, the information in this book provides: a fast, concise introduction to the rapidly-growing field of electronic mail and X.400 MHS for non-specialists; sufficient background on the technology enabling readers to make more informed decisions regarding the products and services they require; and technical information on electronic mail and X.400 MHS otherwise available only through reading cumbersome standards specifications.
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I find it very difficult to define who, or what, this book is for, but I would recommend it primarily to managers in charge of large networks and possibly internetworks needing to evaluate email systems with extended functionality. The title would suggest this is a discussion of the basics of email. That is true only in the most simplistic and superficial way. Terse comments on email use appear in various places throughout the book, but, in total, these amount to only a few pages. Even at that level, some material is questionable. At one point, the book states that any file can be attached to any email message. To be fair, some later references point out that your mail system needs to have this capability. It never is pointed out th... Rest of this review on the detail page
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A book describing emerging technologies can be expected to date quickly, particularly in the rapidly advancing field of communications. Black has generally stuck with the standards side of the technology, so the rate of change is much less. The result is a decent enough overview of frame relay, fiber distributed data interface (FDDI), metropolitan area networks (MANs) and switched multi-megabit data service (SMDS), asynchronous transfer mode (ATM, synchronous optical network (SONET), and mobile communications technologies. Overall, however, these areas are quite adequately covered in any number of other works, and Black adds little to the literature. copyright Robert M. Slade, 1996
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The formal definition of the Internet is limited to computers internetworked using the TCP/IP protocol. This excludes BITNET, Usenet, Fidonet, and a number of large commercial services which are otherwise included under an umbrella of those systems which can send and receive mail to and from each other: the "mail Internet". In fact, there is almost nothing available on the Internet which cannot be obtained by email. Finally, email is one of only three and arguably the most effective, means of accessing the greatest Internet resource of all, the millions of users and thousands of groups on the net. It is, then, time and past time for a good book on electronic mail. This is a broadly-based coverage of the use and uses of email, basic... Rest of this review on the detail page
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This expanded third edition of the highly acclaimed Network Press Encyclopedia of Networking provides a comprehensive collection of entries for users of every type of network. This encyclopedia offers in-depth analysis of hardware, software, networking technologies, and operating systems. It also contains details on cabling, interface cards, shells, applications, standards, protocols, and more. Includes coverage of Windows 2000, NetWare 5, Unix, Linux, and thin-client technologies. The companion CD contains the complete text of the Encyclopedia in browsable form, including graphics and tables.
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