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Network Topology Effecting Fault Tolerance

Nowadays business applications need high bandwidth and low latency.

A layout of various components linked together determines the information flow, security susceptibility to electronic eavesdropping and fault-tolerance. In a mission-critical network, the administrator aims to minimize outrage.

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Assorted Network Topologies in LAN

Bus Topology or Linear Topology

An uninterrupted coax-based network backbone of single wire supports all networks devices, hence is cheap, quick and reasonably effective. It offers two single points of failures: server and backbone-wire if either fails all workstations lose connectivity. Although nowadays, the workstations have separate LINUX operating system installed, they continue to work without network.

Ring Topology

Single network feed to which all network components are connected working as repeaters to form a ring. It has two single points of failures, the server, and wire and if either goes down the network breaks.


Star Topology

All workstations connect to a single centralized device typically switch or hub. Easy to manage and troubleshoot workstations feed. A network remains fault-tolerance if any of the workstations halt.
Unlike bus and ring, star topology enables refined segmentation and shield's each workstation feed from eavesdropping with encryption.


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