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Designing IP-Based Video Conferencing Systems: Dealing with Lip Synchronization
Dec 7, 2007
Integrated IS-IS Commands for CCNP BSCI
Dec 7, 2007
Preparing for the CCNP ONT Exam: IP Quality of Service
Dec 7, 2007
Basic IP Connectivity and Troubleshooting in Cisco Express Forwarding
Oct 26, 2007
Border Gateway Protocol, Route Manipulation, and IP Multicast
Oct 26, 2007
Cisco IOS IP Accounting Features
Oct 19, 2007
Understanding and Configuring Multilayer Switching
Jul 6, 2007
An understanding of multilayer switching is necessary for network designers, administrators, and operators for deployment and troubleshooting purposes. This chapter provides you with details, architecture, and methods of multilayer switching on Catalyst switches.
Setting Up a Wi-Fi Hotspot Using m0n0wall
Mar 9, 2007
Need to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot that requires your patrons to authenticate? Sounds too expensive? On the contrary. Kulvir Singh Bhogal shows you how to set up the hotspot on the dirt-cheap.
SSH Security Primer: Server Security Settings
Feb 23, 2007
John Tränkenschuh describes the settings and implementation details important to your OpenSSH server installation. Because an OpenSSH server functions as a VPN gateway as much as a means to transfer files and invoke commands remotely, it's important to get this right.
SSH Security Primer: Client Security
Feb 16, 2007
John Tränkenschuh provides a quick survey of SSH client security issues and suggested configurations for the reference SSH distribution, OpenSSH.
NAC Solution and Technology Overview
Jan 19, 2007
On the Job with a Network Manager
Jan 12, 2007
Alexander Clemm presents a number of scenarios to give an impression of the types of activities that are performed by people who run networks for a living. He also provides an overview of some of the tools network managers have at their disposal to help them do their jobs.
Technology Overview: Making the Technology Case for MPLS and Technology Details
Jan 12, 2007
Azhar Sayeed and Monique Morrow highlight several available technologies for creating services, providing pros and cons for each option and building a case for multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) as a baseline technology for service creation. They also discuss the MPLS technology details.
The Business Side of Hosting a Hotspot
Jan 12, 2007
Eric Geier explains the benefits of hosting a hotspot, such as generating additional revenue and attracting more people to your business or organization, and the associated costs of doing so. This will help you decide which type of hotspot is best for your particular situation.
MPLS Fundamentals: Forwarding Labeled Packets
Jan 5, 2007
This sample chapter specifically focuses on how labeled packets are forwarded in an MPLS network.
Broadband Routers and Firewalls
Nov 17, 2006
Building a Human Firewall: Raising Awareness to Protect Against Social Engineering
Oct 27, 2006
Thierry Wohnlich proposes an alternate view of information security awareness, a view that takes into consideration the reasons behind the need for awareness, and discusses the role of the individuals in relation to information technology.
VoIP: An In-Depth Analysis
Oct 20, 2006
This chapter explains many of the issues facing Voice over IP (VoIP) and ways in which Cisco addresses these issues.
Building Multiservice Transport Networks: MSPP Network Design Example: Cisco ONS 15454
Oct 13, 2006
The Cisco ONS 15454 is a highly flexible and highly scalable multiservice Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)/Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)/dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) platform. Service providers and enterprise customers use the ONS 15454 to build highly available transport networks for time-division multiplexing (TDM), Ethernet, storage extension, and wavelength services. In this chapter, you will learn the major components of the ONS 15454 system.
Network Virtualization: A Basic Virtualized Enterprise
Oct 6, 2006
The authors of Network Virtualization define the technical requirements posed by the need to virtualize the network. Based on these requirements, they propose an architectural framework comprised of the functional areas necessary to successfully support concurrent virtual networks (VNs) over a shared enterprise physical network.