Cisco Tcp/Ip Routing Professional Reference

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9780070410886: Cisco Tcp/Ip Routing Professional Reference

With the proliferation of TCP/IP networks (the internet, plus intranets and extranets) and Cisco's vast share of the router market, this toolkit is an essential for MIS directors, LAN managers and administrators, network engineers, and technical support staff. Cisco networking expert Chris Lewis explains the ins and outs of setting up your first router, system implementation, protocol basics, performance troubleshooting, network management, and security.

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An absolute gem of a reference guide, Cisco TCP/IP Routing Professional Reference brings the empyreal realm of routers and protocols solidly to earth. The author provides excellent analogies coupled with practical tips, making this book suitable for those new to the strange terrain of Cisco routers and TCP/IP networking as well as for the seasoned pro. It also boasts what may be the clearest explanation we've encountered of the seven-layer Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, an oft-repeated instance in which the author nimbly avoids technobabble.

The first two chapters lay the groundwork for operating Cisco routers within the context of the TCP/IP protocol suite and are absolute must-reads for networking novices. From there, he dives headlong into such nitty-gritty subjects as configuring Cisco routers and implementing popular WAN technologies like Frame Relay and ISDN.

The book wraps up with two exceedingly practical chapters: the first examines how to build a TCP/IP router-based network and covers such key issues as management and security; the second is devoted exclusively to troubleshooting. Not only does the author break down troubleshooting OSI layer by OSI layer, but he also liberally sprinkles the text with practical advice. A shining installment, Cisco TCP/IP Routing Professional Reference marks yet another entry in McGraw-Hill's rapidly improving catalog of computing titles. --Sarah L. Roberts-Witt

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Make the most of the leading router technology with the in-depth manual you never got from Cisco! There is no better tool on the market for maximizing use of Cisco's TCP/IP routers than this hands-on manual. Packed with clear instructions and in-depth explanations, it provides the fundamentals the novice needs as well as the sophisticated analysis and design tools network pros demand. With the proliferation of TCP/IP networks (the internet, plus intranets and extranets) and Cisco's vast share of the router market, this toolkit is an essential for MIS directors, LAN managers and administrators, network engineers, and technical support staff. Cisco networking expert Chris Lewis explains the ins and outs of: setting up your first router; system implementation; protocol basics; performance troubleshooting; network management; security. This comprehensive guide also offers solutions to everyday problems inherent in network use (like recovery of lost passwords), plus an overview of Cisco products. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Chris Lewis is a vice-president of ILX Systems, and frequently publishes articles in leading networking journals.

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