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ADS Technologies NAS Kit Puts Network Attached Storage In Reach of Ordinary Users
Oct 6, 2005
Can a mere mortal -- a software guy, even -- accomplish Network Attached Storage on the cheap? The happy answer is, "Sure thing!" Blake Watson walks you through the process with the ADS Technologies NAS Drive Kit.
Advanced Features
By Jalpa Patel, Avinash Shukla, Manuel Velasco
Aug 1, 2020

In this sample chapter from Implementing Cisco HyperFlex Solutions, you will review the HyperFlex HX Data Platform disaster recovery feature and configuration steps needed to enable replication between two HyperFlex clusters.

Advanced STP Tuning
By Bradley Edgeworth, Jason Gooley, David Hucaby, Ramiro Garza Rios
Feb 11, 2020

In this sample chapter from CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Official Cert Guide, you will review techniques for configuring a switch to be guaranteed as the root bridge or as a backup root bridge for a Layer 2 topology.

An Ideal Programmer
Nov 24, 2010
Ed Tittel, creator of the Exam Cram series, considers the qualifications that make for the best prospective programming candidates.
An Integrated Certification Plan
Mar 28, 2008
Warren Wyrostek discusses why the Master of Integrated Networking could breathe new life into the certification market.
An Overview of Cisco IOS Versions and Naming
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.
An Overview of Cisco IP Communications
Dec 9, 2005
This chapter provides an overview of Cisco IP Communications, including VoIP and how Cisco IP Communications differs from traditional telephone systems, and how you can use VoIP to achieve savings by routing your telephone calls over the IP WAN.
An Overview of the syslog Protocol
Dec 1, 2005
This chapter presents an overview of the syslog protocol and shows you how to deploy an end-to-end syslog system. You'll learn about the syslog architecture as well as the issues in deploying syslog servers in Linux and Windows OSs with a focus on their relevance in a Cisco environment.
Analyzing Business Goals and Constraints of Network Design
Aug 6, 2004
This chapter covers typical network design business goals and constraints and talks about the top-down process for gathering information on goals, and the importance of using systematic methods for network design.
Analyzing MPLS VPN Security
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.
Analyzing the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture
Jul 15, 2010
This chapter introduces you to the concepts of enterprise campus designs, along with an implementation process that can ensure a successful campus network deployment.
Applying Cisco Troubleshooting Tools
Nov 16, 2001
This sample chapter from CCNP Support Exam Certification Guide introduces some powerful troubleshooting tools that are built into the Cisco IOS.
Applying the Principles of Network Design
Feb 1, 2002
To illustrate three basics of highly scalable networks, this Cisco Press sample chapter "reforms" a network that is experiencing stability problems to make it stable and scalable.
Around the Globe in the Race Against IPv4 Address Depletion
May 19, 2009
Linda Leung interviews Jeff Doyle about what he sees as the future for IPv6.
AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Let’s Call It What It Is
Sep 5, 2011
Anyone who has ever taken a basic economics course knows that fewer players in an industry lead to higher prices and more limited choice, absent regulatory oversight. Noted author and technical futurist Leo Wrobel explains why the AT&T/ T-Mobile merger is a bad idea – for consumers, the market, and even the U.S. Constitution – and how the future of the Internet itself is at stake.
AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: Let's Call It What It Is, Part II
Sep 14, 2011
As two of the largest wireless carriers in the U.S. prepare to join forces, Leo A. Wrobel and special guest author Eddie M. Pope, Esq. explain why the U.S. Department of Justice thinks of this collaboration as a threat - and why you should be equally alarmed.
Sep 24, 2001
This chapter covers the following topics: an introduction to ATM-Based MPLS VPNs, MPLS and Tag Switching Terminology, Packet-Based MPLS over ATM, ATM-Based MPLS, Cell Interleaving, VC Merge, Label Virtual Circuits, Label Switch Controllers, Virtual Switch Interface, IP+ATM, Packet-Based MPLS over ATM VPNs, Case Study of a Packet-Based MPLS over ATM VPN, ATM-Based MPLS VPNs, and a Case Study of an ATM-Based MPLS VPN.
Attacking and Defending the Internet with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Aug 25, 2008
Carolyn Meinel explains how sysadmins can take advantage of resources offered by several organizations to detect and defeat BGP problems.
Attacking the Spanning Tree Protocol
Jun 4, 2008
Conducting STP attacks is now within the reach of a wide population, thanks to the availability of point-and-shoot attacks tools. Fortunately, simple features widely available on a range of switches, such as BPDU-guard, provide effective measures against spanning-tree–based exploits.
Authentication and Authorization Policies: Using Cisco Identity Services Engine in a BYOD World
Jun 25, 2013
This chapter examines the relationship between authentication and authorization and how to build policies for each, describing a few common Authentication Policies and Authorization Policies to help you see how to work with these policy constructs.

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