Networking Technologies Essay

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Introduction to Networking Technologies Document Number GG24-4338-00 April 1994 International Technical Support Organization Raleigh Center Take Note! Before using this information and the products it supports, be sure to read the general information under “Special Notices” on page ix. First Edition (April 1994) This edition applies to currently existing technology available and announced as of April, 1994. Order publications through your IBM representative or the IBM branch office serving your locality. Publications are not stocked at the address given below. An ITSO Technical Bulletin Evaluation Form for reader's feedback appears facing Chapter 1. If the form has been removed, comments may be addressed to: IBM Corporation, International Technical Support Organization Dept. 985, Building 657 P.O. Box 12195 Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2195 When you send information to IBM, you grant IBM a non-exclusive right to use or distribute the information in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you. © Copyright International Business Machines Corporation 1994. All rights reserved. Note to U.S. Government Users — Documentation related to restricted rights — Use, duplication or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp. Abstract There are many different computing and networking technologies — some available today, some just now emerging, some well-proven, some quite experimental. Understanding the computing dilemma more completely involves recognizing technologies; especially since a single technology by itself seldom suffices, and instead, multiple technologies are usually necessary. This document describes a sampling of technologies of various types, by using a tutorial approach. It compares the technologies available in the three major technology
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