Managing IP Networks with Cisco Routers
By Scott M. Ballew
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: October 1997
Pages: 348

Routers are the glue that connects the pieces of your network. Even in the simplest networks, this isn't a simple task. Routers have evolved into highly specialized computing platforms, with extremely flexible but complex capabilities.

Managing IP Networks with Cisco Routers is a practical guide to setting up and maintaining a production network. It discusses issues like how to select routing protocols and how to configure protocols to handle most common situations. It also discusses less esoteric but equally important issues like how to evaluate network equipment and vendors and how to set up a help desk. Although the book focuses on Cisco routers, and gives examples using Cisco's IOS, the principles discussed are common to all IP networks, regardless of the vendor you choose.

This book is firmly grounded in the realities of day-to-day network management. It's designed to solve real-world problems, like: "How do I prevent my router from using unreliable information from other routers?" "How do I safeguard my router against attacks?" "How can I make my network more reliable?" If you're building or maintaining an IP network, you'll find this book indispensable.

Topics covered include:

  • Designing an IP network
  • Evaluating equipment and vendors
  • Selecting routing protocols
  • Configuring common interior protocols (RIP, OSPF, EIGRP)
  • Connecting to external networks and configuring exterior protocols (BGP)
  • Ongoing network management: troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Security and privacy issues
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Great book

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This is a great book for beginners, I wish it would have included more information regarding wan load balancing and wan optimization using technologies like Unified Bandwidth Management (http://www.unifiedbandwidthmanagement.org) .

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This book rates 4 Bug eyed creatures!

The first 4 chapters told me what unnecessary ports I needed to shutdown and some nice exmples of using SSH to get into my Routers. That alone was worth the price of the book. Even though we use a Cisco VPN a little more secuirty wouldn't hurt. I do however agree with the past reviewer in that some debugging instances would help also.

If you are familiar with TFTP and configuring your router than you will have no problems with the examples in the book.

Where is the Hardening Cisco PIX firewall book!?

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An absolute must for anyone looking at getting involved in Wide Area Networks. It provides a solid foundation to the technically inclined beginners and a refresher to some veterans.

A new edition armoring with current standards is in desperate need for this battle companion.

 
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Nicely written book for beginners... but

should have provided certain debugging

examples also

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