Now more than ever, there is a big opportunity for research leading to automated systems that manage networks. In this innovative new book, Comer examines possibilities for the future, including ways to build software that automates management tasks. KEY TOPICS: Describes existing tools, technologies, platforms, and paradigms for network management. Covers the basics and define the scope of the problem. Aims to define terminology, but refers to standard network technologies and protocols (e.g. Ethernet, DSL/cable modem, TCP, IP, DHCP, and DNS) without giving details. Assumes a basic understanding of networking.
A comprehensive guide for programmers or other information technology professionals who want to increase their network management skills.