I would like to thank all of the academic staff in the CSIS departmentof the University of Limerick for all their help in completing this final year project. In particular I would like to thank my supervisor, Dr.Luigina Ciolfi, who was at all times available with help and advice. Iwould also like to thank my second reader, Dr. Gabriela Avram, whoin her role of both course leader and lecturer was a helpful andinspiring influence. A special word of thanks must be reserved for thetechnical support staff within the department, who were at all timesboth prompt and efficient.Particular and special thanks are extended to Mr. Mark Congiustaand all of the staff at the offices of Cisco Systems, Inc in Oranmore,Co. Galway. Their dedication in giving up their time during aparticularly busy period is very much appreciated. Without them andtheir unfailing enthusiastic support this project could never haveexisted.Finally thanks go out to Mr. Daniel Beere and Mr. Brian Rogerspushed me to excel myself throughout this project and were a drivingforce in the success of the project.