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Advanced Cisco Router Configuration by Systems Cisco; Laura Chappell

Extending IP Addresses Using VLSMs (Variable- Length Subnet Masks) — Explore the key components related to IP addressing, including variable-length subnet masks and route summarization. Knowing these IP addressing techniques enables you to define an appropriate IP address scheme for your network.


Advanced IP Network Design (CCIE Professional Development series) by Russ White; Alvaro Retana; Don Slice

BGP Cores and Network Scalability — If you're already familiar with the basic operation of BGP, read on to find out how BGP can be used to scale your network even further.


Other Large Scale Cores — Scalability of full mesh, Layer 3 designs is a major issue when building very large networks. This chapter addresses two possible solutions to this problem: Net Hop Resolution Protocol (NHRP) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).


ACRC Exam Certification Guide by Clare Gough


IP Addressing — Review some of the fundamental concepts of IP addressing as well as various ways to conserve IP address space. If you're pursuing the CCNP or CCDP certifications, be sure to check out the test preparation tools provided here.


Cisco IOS 12.0 Solutions for Network Protocols, Volume I: IP by Technologies Riva; Systems Cisco

Configuring IP Services — To configure optional IP services, you can complete any number of tasks depending on your network needs. Here, examine managing IP connections, filtering IP packets, configuring IP accounting, among other possibilities.

  Configuring On-Demand Routing — On-Demand Routing (ODR) provides IP routing for stub sites with minimum overhead. Learn which tasks you must perform to configure ODR, and which tasks are optional.
  Configuring RIP — RIP is a classical distance-vector protocol that is still commonly used today. Here, you'll learn the steps to take to configure RIP.

Cisco IOS 12.0 Wide Area Networking Solutions by Technologies Riva; Systems Cisco

Configuring X.25 and LAPB — Learn how to configure connections through Link Access Procedure, Balanced (LAPB) connections and X.25 networks. LAPB procedures are presented first before tackling how to configure Defense Data Network (DDN) X.25 and how to create X.29 access lists.


Developing IP Multicast Networks, Volume 1 by Beau Williamson; Glen Zorn

Introduction to IP Multicast — The author provides a brief history of IP multicasting, a discussion on the pros and cons of multicast, a description of various multicast applications, and an introduction to the multicast backbone.


Using PIM Dense Mode — Explore the mechanisms of PIM dense mode in the context of sample networks in typical situations, using Cisco's implementation as an example.


The DHCP Handbook by Ralph Droms; Ted Lemon

Setting Up a Reliable DHCP Service — Discusses specific ways in which the DHCP service might fail and presents solutions for those failure modes. Also describes some DHCP service implementations that provide additional reliability through redundant DHCP servers.


Tuning Your DHCP Service — Tune your DHCP service to provide the best assistance for your DHCP clients, and learn some of the tradeoffs you may have to make to get the smoothest possible service, given the needs of your site.


Authentication of DHCP Clients and Servers — Describes the IETF DHC Working Group's protocol draft for authentication of DHCP clients and servers, and reasons why this capability is needed.


Designing Addressing Architectures for Routing and Switching by Howard Berkowitz

The Existing IP and Non-IP Address Structure: Preparing for Remodeling — How will your new network carry non-IP protocols across the backbone? Author Howard Berkowitz addresses this and other issues in this chapter.

Addressing and Name Services — Interaction between DNS services and addressing as well as the address structure among DNS servers themselves.

Enhanced IP Services for Cisco Networks by Donn Lee

Managing Routing Protocols — In a real-world network, routing protocols must be managed, extended, and optimized to promote overall network stability, flexibility, and efficiency. Here, author Donald C. Lee covers the key techniques that help you achieve these objectives.


Deploying Basic Quality of Service Features — Here, author Donald C. Lee explains basic quality of service (QoS) principles and the configuration of the IOS queuing services that deliver QoS.


Introduction to Cisco Router Configuration by Systems Cisco; Laura Chappell

IP Addressing — Study the details of IP address classes, network and node addresses, and subnet masking in preparation for Cisco System's CCNA exam. Then evaluate your understanding with the end-of-chapter test.


IP Routing Configuration — Prepare for the CCNA exam by studying static, default, and dynamic routing for IP. You'll also learn how to configure IP routing (including RIP and IGRP), and examine routing configuration and transaction information.


Basic Traffic Management with Access Lists — Based on ICRC course material, this chapter covers basic and extended access lists, how to control network traffic, and how to configure IP, IPX, and AppleTalk access lists, to help you prepare for Cisco's CCNA exam.


Internet Routing Architectures (CISCO) by Bassam Halabi

Interdomain Routing Basics — Here, Halabi builds on the concepts of addressing, global networks, and domains.


IP Routing Fundamentals by Mark Sportack

Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol — Examine the architectural framework of EIGRP, its operational mechanics, and the similarities and differences between EIGRP and IGRP.


IP Routing Primer by Robert Wright

Routing Metrics and Distances — To gain a full understanding of routing metrics and distances, you must understand the details of convergence and parallel paths, both of which are discussed here.


Using IP Unnumbered and VLSM — Author Robert Wright, CCIE, first explains IP unnumbered and then discusses variable-length subnet masking. The use of these functions with routing protocols that don't support them can have varying implications, as illustrated in the different scenarios.


Default Routing — You need to consider multiple factors when deciding the best way to implement connectivity to non-local subnets. Here, the fundamental issue of reaching devices on remote subnets is addressed and possible solutions are provided.


Expert Recommends

The Expert Recommends: Essential Resources for DHCP by Ralph Droms — Ralph Droms, Ph.D., offers you his expert opinion on the best books and Web sites you can use to explore DHCP and its related technologies.


Breaking News

One of the primary architects of OpenCable, Michael Adams, explains the key concepts of this initiative in his book OpenCable Architecture.

Expert Advice

Ralph Droms, Ph.D., author of The DHCP Handbook and chair of the IETF Dynamic Host Configuration Working Group, guides you to his top picks for reliable DHCP-related information.

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Residential Broadband, Second Edition
by George Abe

Introduces the topics surrounding high-speed networks to the home. It is written for anyone seeking a broad-based familiarity with the issues of residential broadband (RBB) including product developers, engineers, network designers, business people, professionals in legal and regulatory positions, and industry analysts.


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