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Propriety network architectures ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: TBA

Not offered in 2005.

Synopsis: Early standards: 2780, HASP multileaving protocol, 3270 binary synchronous, historical background to SNA. SNA concepts and structure. Typical devices associated with SNA, eg VTAM, communications controllers, NCP, representative terminals. The operation of SNA. Recent developments, eg LU 6.2, LEN, local area networks. Other representative proprietary network architectures, eg DECNET, Novell Netware.

Assessment: Written assignments (2 at 50% each): 100%