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
Book News, Inc.
Beginning at the level appropriate for the TCP/IP and router novice but advancing to cover topics of use to the experienced router engineer, this text focuses on how to implement the TCP/IP protocols using the most common TCP/IP routine device in use today, the Cisco router. Detailed descriptions, examples, and configurations are provided that can be used for building real-world internetworks. -- Copyright © 1999 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR All rights reserved
This hands-on manual provides solutions to everyday Cisco problems. It includes coverage on internetworking Cisco Routers with IPv6, and on Cisco Routers and Firewalls.
All the answers on how to use Cisco's TCP/IP routers will be found in this comprehensive book which has all the hands-on information that Cisco's manuals sorely lack. It provides complete coverage from protocol and implementation basics to security concerns, performance troubleshooting, and migrating to Cisco routers.
(Osborne) Features complete coverage on topics from router and protocol basics and security concerns to supporting legacy networks and performance troubleshooting, and more. All configurations are fully updated to reflect the latest technological advancements and current versions of Cisco IOS 11 and 12. Softcover.
From the Back Cover
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.
'This is a valuable reference that no networking pro should be without! This should have been in the box from CISCO.'--Jerry Curtis, Staff Writer, Aroostook Windows NT User Group. Updated and expanded to include the latest information on implementing TCP/IP over Cisco routers, this sought-after reference gives you just what Cisco documentation doesn't--crystal-clear, step-by-step instructions for every aspect of running TCP/IP on the world's most popular routers. Covering the all-important Internet protocol (increasingly used in local applications), the CISCO TCP/IP: Routing Professional Reference delivers practical, just-in-time expertise on designing for, configuring, and troubleshooting Cisco routers for fast-expanding