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Broadband Routers and Firewalls
Nov 17, 2006
Home Network Router Security Secrets
Apr 7, 2006
Ever delve inside your home network routers and use the hidden security settings that can lock down a network nice and tight? Most people never do. Andy Walker reveals 10 secrets on how to easily access your router's security settings.
MPLS Traffic Engineering
Jan 13, 2006
MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS TE) is a growing implementation in today's service provider networks. MPLS adoption in service provider networks has increased manifold due to its inherent TE capabilities. This chapter provides you with information on the operation and configuration of MPLS TE on Cisco routers.
The Basic Uses of TCP/IP Route Maps
Dec 9, 2005
Route maps are similar to access lists; they both have criteria for matching the details of certain packets and an action of permitting or denying those packets. This chapter explains the basics of Route Maps. Included are sample exercises to help you practice administration and use of Route Maps.
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.
Which Routing Protocol Should My Network Use?
Sep 30, 2005
One of the toughest questions facing network engineers is which routing protocol to use. Each has its strengths, and each works better with some network designs than with others. This chapter will help you decide which routing protocol is best for your particular network.
Interexchange Carrier MPLS Network Design Study
Jul 22, 2005
USCom is a fictitious nationwide data and long-distance voice service provider in the U.S. This chapter discusses the current USCom MPLS network design, its evolution, and how USCom characteristics and objectives influenced the corresponding design decisions that were made in order to illustrate how design decisions should stem from the characteristics of your company.
Troubleshooting Any Transport over MPLS Based VPNs
Jun 10, 2005
MPLS Layer 3 VPNs allow a service provider to provision IP connectivity for multiple customers over a shared IP backbone, while maintaining complete logical separation of customer traffic and routing information. Learn more about MPLS Layer 3 VPNs in this sample chapter from Cisco.
Layer 2 VPN Architectures: Understanding Any Transport over MPLS
May 12, 2005
This chapter provides an overview of LDP, including LDP components and operations that are related to pseudowire emulation over MPLS along with an explanation of the control signaling and data switching details of AToM.
Understanding High Availability of IP and MPLS Networks
Jan 14, 2005
This chapter describes major sources of network failures and provides an overview of techniques that are commonly used to improve availability of IP/MPLS networks. In particular, this chapter outlines mechanisms for reducing network downtime due to control-plane failures.
Cisco LAN Switching Fundamentals: Configuring Switches
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.
How a LAN Switch Works
Dec 17, 2004
This chapter explains how frame switching works, and what precisely happens while a frame is switching.
Internet Addressing and Routing First Step
Nov 5, 2004
This chapter explains how internet routing works, and how internet addresses are assigned and utilized by network structures.
CCIE Routing and Switching Practice Lab
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).
CCNP BSCI Exam: Using OSPF Across Multiple Areas
Apr 25, 2003
Backbone Router Configuration
Mar 14, 2003
Traffic Engineering with MPLS
Aug 16, 2002
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Cisco OSPF Route Redistribution
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.
Early Cbus Routers
Feb 8, 2002
This sample chapter from CCIE Professional Development: Inside Cisco IOS Software Architecture covers the following key topics: AGS+ hardware architecture, packet switching with the Cbus, and the Cisco 7000 Series router.
Dynamic Routing Protocols
Nov 16, 2001
This sample chapter from CCIE: Routing TCP/IP Volume I shows how routers can discover how to correctly switch packets to their respective destinations automatically and share that information with other routers via dynamic routing protocols.

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