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Metropolitan area networks concepts, standards, and services by Gary C. Kessler

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Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references (p. 421-425) and index.

StatementGary C. Kessler, David A. Train.
SeriesJ. Ranade series on computer communications
ContributionsTrain, David A.
LC ClassificationsTK5105.85 .K47 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 436 p. :
Number of Pages436
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1545217M
ISBN 100070342431
LC Control Number91024367

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