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Issue 2 • Date March-April 1996

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  • Data Communications, Computer Networks and Open Systems, Fourth Edition [New Books and Multimedia]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Fast Ethernet: Dawn of a New Network [New Books and Multimedia]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Computer-Mediated Communications: Multimedia Applications [New Books and Multimedia]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Asynchronous Transfer Mode Networks: Performance Issues, Second Edition [New Books and Multimedia]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Introduction to ATM Networks [New Books and Multimedia]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Protocol Design for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks [New Books and Multimedia]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • World Wide Web: whence, whither, what next?

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 10 - 17
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (25)
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    The World Wide Web (WWW) has become, next to electronic mail, the most popular Internet application. It has been a major contributor in turning the Internet into a household word. The WWW allows users to retrieve text and multimedia objects from servers located throughout the world, with objects connected by hypermedia links. The author presents a snapshot of the WWW after about half a decade, and speculates about where this young medium might be improved and which directions it might take from a technical perspective. Like most (successful) Internet technologies, the underlying central functionality of the Web is rather simple: a naming mechanism for files (the universal resource locator, URL), a typed, stateless retrieval protocol (hypertext transfer protocol, HTTP), and a minimal formatting language with hyperlinks (hypertext markup language, HTML) View full abstract»

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  • An economic analysis of network architectures

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 18 - 21
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    What effect will the unbundled bearer service proposed by the NRENAISSANCE Committee have on the investment incentives of network providers in the private sector? How will network providers price the unbundled bearer service? The authors provide a preliminary discussion of the economics of an unbundled bearer service with specific reference to the proposed Open Data Network. They focus on the implications of two issues, oligopolistic competition and sunk cost with excess capacity, for industry structure and the unbundled bearer service. The Internet is used as a case study to illustrate trends, and provides a factual background for future analyses. They provide a description of the current Internet industry structure, current Internet approaches to bundling/unbundling and reselling, some examples of the difficulties raised by resale in other communications markets, and the increasing use of long-term contracts between customers and their service providers. The implications for the unbundled bearer service are drawn View full abstract»

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  • A method for collecting case study information via the Internet

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 36 - 38
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    The Internet is rapidly becoming the communications infrastructure. The global interconnectivity provided by the Internet, and with the standardized electronic mail protocols of the simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP) and X.400 available over the Internet, it is now possible to conduct case studies and surveys electronically via e-mail without the necessity of holding face-to-face meetings. The documentation pertaining to the case study no longer need be posted or hand-carried to the interviewer, since file transfer over the Internet using the file transfer protocol (FTP) is a suitable and cheaper alternative. The method used by the author for carrying out a series of case studies via the Internet is documented View full abstract»

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  • Important lessons derived from X.500 case studies

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 22 - 34
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    X.500 is a new and complex electronic directory technology that is still unproven in many organizations. The author presents case studies of 15 pioneering pilot and operational X.500 based directory services, and provides valuable insights into how organizations are coming to understand this new technology and derive benefits from it. The case studies presented cover a reasonably broad spectrum of organizations, including computer suppliers, government organizations, universities, and research institutes, as well as the UK and US defense community. Some of the factors that were critical to the success of the X.500 projects studied are identified View full abstract»

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IEEE Network covers topics which include: network protocols and architecture; protocol design and validation; communications software; network control, signaling and management; network implementation (LAN, MAN, WAN); and micro-to-host communications.

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Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, PhD
Engineering University of Waterloo