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An Overview of Cisco IOS Versions and Naming
By Sean Wilkins
Jun 28, 2013
This article covers the different Cisco IOS releases and naming structures and aims to give a single location where network engineers can look to figure out what the different releases mean.
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Analyzing MPLS VPN Security
By Michael H. Behringer, Monique Morrow
Oct 6, 2005
VPN users have certain expectations and requirements for their VPN service. In a nutshell, they want their service to be both private and secure. In other words, they want their VPN to be as secure as with dedicated circuits while gaining the scalability benefits of a shared infrastructure. Both concepts, of privacy and security, are not black and white, and need to be defined for a real world implementation. This chapter introduces you to VPN MPLS security requirements.
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Backbone Router Configuration
By Catherine Paquet, Diane Teare
Mar 14, 2003
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Broadband Routers and Firewalls
By Ido Dubrawsky, Wes Noonan
Nov 17, 2006
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CCIE Routing and Switching Practice Lab
By Martin J. Duggan, Maurilio P. Gorito
Aug 20, 2004
This practice lab from Martin Duggan and Maurilio Gorito will help you prepare for the CCIE, with a focus on Routing Information Protocol (RIP V2).
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CCNP BSCI Exam: Using OSPF Across Multiple Areas
By Clare Gough
Apr 25, 2003
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Cisco IOS Image Concepts and Configuration
By Sean Wilkins
Jun 28, 2013
Cisco network engineers should know how to correctly perform a router image update/upgrade. This article covers the different image types that exist on most Cisco equipment, Cisco’s image-naming structure, and how to perform image updates/upgrades.
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Cisco IOS Image Security
By Sean Wilkins
Jun 28, 2013
This article discusses Cisco IOS image types and provides methods to ensure that the images are complete and have not been modified. It also briefly covers digital signatures that are possible with newer Cisco hardware.
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Cisco IOS XR Security
By Dawit Birhanu, Mark Ghattas, Syed Natif Nawaz, Mobeen Tahir
Jun 15, 2009
This chapter discusses the security aspects of the Cisco IOS XR operating system.
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Cisco LAN Switching Configuration : Server Load Balancing (SLB)
By David Hucaby, David Jansen, Steve McQuerry
Jun 24, 2009
This chapter covers the steps required to load balance traffic to one or more server farms and firewall farms, and also explains the steps needed to define probes that test server and firewall farm functionality.
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Cisco LAN Switching Fundamentals: Configuring Switches
By David Barnes, Basir Sakandar
Dec 23, 2004
This chapter provides guidance and configuration examples for connecting switches running both native and hybrid software configurations, and offers examples of both Layer 3 and Layer 2 connectivity between switches.
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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Basic Switching Concepts and Configuration
By Cisco Networking Academy
Mar 31, 2014
This chapter examines some of the basic switch configuration settings required to maintain a secure, available, switched LAN environment.
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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Routing Concepts
By Cisco Networking Academy
Mar 20, 2014
This chapter introduces and explains the primary functions and features of a router and explains the process for connecting and configuring devices to the router. It continues by describing the process by which routers manage packets, determine data paths, and build routing tables.
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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Routing Dynamically
By Cisco Networking Academy
Mar 24, 2014
This chapter explains multiple routing protocols (particularly dynamic routing protocols) and describes their relative strengths and weaknesses. It also shows how to read a routing table easily and interpret the IPv6 routing information listed within it.
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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Static Routing
By Cisco Networking Academy
Mar 27, 2014
This chapter explains the types of static routes as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each type. It also addresses routing configuration and troubleshooting.
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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Switched Networks
By Cisco Networking Academy
Apr 3, 2014
This chapter begins an examination of the flow of traffic in a modern network. It examines some of the current network design models and the way LAN switches build forwarding tables and use the MAC address information to efficiently switch data between hosts.
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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to VLANs
By Cisco Networking Academy
Apr 7, 2014
This chapter will cover how to configure, manage, and troubleshoot VLANs and VLAN trunks. It will also examine security considerations and strategies relating to VLANs and trunks, and best practices for VLAN design.
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Cisco OSPF Route Redistribution
By William R. Parkhurst
Jul 5, 2002
Use this complete reference to Cisco OSPF commands next time your network needs route redistribution. Ten example scenarios clearly illustrate the purpose, syntax, and usage of each command.
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Creating a Hotspot Gateway with RouterOS
By Eric Geier
Nov 2, 2009
Eric Geier shows how to set up the integrated hotspot gateway with RouterOS.
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Creating a VPN Server with RouterOS
By Eric Geier
Oct 27, 2009
Eric Geier continues his RouterOS series by discussing its VPN capabilities

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