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Content Networking Fundamentals

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  • ISBN-10: 1-58705-240-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58705-240-8
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  • ISBN-10: 1-58705-291-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58705-291-0

A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practical applications of content networking 

  • Get a strong introduction to the basic networking concepts necessary for content networking, including network address translation, IP multicast content delivery, quality of service, and streaming media
  • Master the application-layer protocols, including HTTP, SSL, RSTP, RTP and FTP
  • Design redundancy and high availability by using server load balancing, Domain Name System (DNS) directory services, Cisco DistributedDirector software, proximity-based load balancing, and global sticky databases
  • Learn to switch and offload encrypted content by importing, creating, and configuring certificates and keys in Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) termination devices
  • Examine how to configure routers with Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) and to switch content requests to content engines for serving frequently requested objects
  • Learn how to configure caching, live push- and pull-splitting, content acquisitioning, and pre-positioning using Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) software

Content networking is the most popular technology used to enhance network and application performance. The growth of content networking has been driven by end-user demands for richer content and lowered response times. These demands have caused the field of content networking to flourish with technological advances. Today many companies use content networking to add a layer of intelligence to their systems, scaling server availability and optimizing content delivery.

Content Networking Fundamentals introduces you to content networking solutions and the underlying networking technologies that content networking uses to accelerate your applications in new and unique ways. You’ll discover various algorithms behind content networking and learn how the Cisco Systems® product suite implements them.

In this comprehensive guide, you start with a review of the protocols required for content networking, building your knowledge of introductory concepts and applications. From there, you delve into the components specific to content networking, with a focus on the content-aware Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Layers 4 through 7. Numerous deployment examples help you understand the more advanced topics. You can use the configuration snapshots in this book as skeletal configurations for your production network.

Following the valuable lessons taught in Content Networking Fundamentals, you’ll be able to effectively design, deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot content networks.

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Table of Contents

Part I Overview of Content Networking

Chapter 1 Introducing Content Networking

Defining Content Networking

Understanding the Underlying Technologies

Purpose and Goals

 Scalability and Availability

 Bandwidth and Response Times

 Customization and Prioritization

 Security, Auditing, and Monitoring

Cisco Content Networking Solutions

 Content Switching

 Application and Content Networking System

 Content Network Partnership Program

Summary

Review Questions

Recommended Reading

Part II Networking Fundamentals

Chapter 2 Exploring the Network Layers

Ethernet Physical and Data Link Layers

 Physical Layer

 Data Link Layer

Internet Protocol

 Address Resolution Protocol

 Internet Control Message Protocol

 Internet Group Management Protocol and Protocol Independent Multicast

Transport Layer

 Transmission Control Protocol

 User Datagram Protocol

Putting It All Together with a Detailed Network Trace

Summary

Review Questions

Recommended Reading

Chapter Goals

Chapter 3 Introducing Switching, Routing, and Address Translation

Exploring Ethernet Frame Switching

Configuring Virtual LANs

 Configuring VLAN Trunking

 Exploring MAC Learning with Multiple VLANs

 VLAN Trunking Protocol

Understanding IP Routing

 Configuring Static Routing

 Understanding Dynamic Routing

Packet Switching

 Process Switching Path

 Fast Switching Path

 Cisco Express Forwarding

Transparent Bridging

Exploring Network Address Translation

 Source Network Address Translation

 Destination Translation

Summary

Review Questions

Recommended Reading

Chapter Goals

Chapter 4 Exploring Security Technologies and Network Infrastructure Designs

 Filtering Packets with Access Control Lists

 Application Layer Inspection

Designing Enterprise Campuses

Designing Enterprise Edge Networks

Designing Headquarters with Remote Office Networks

Employing Internet Content Delivery Networks

Summary

Review Questions

Recommended Reading

Part III   Intelligent Network Services for Content Delivery

Chapter 5 IP Multicast Content Delivery

Introducing IP Multicast

Internet Group Management Protocol

 Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 1

 Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 2

 Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 3

 Internet Standard Multicast

Distribution Trees

 Protocol Independent Multicast

 Configuring Rendezvous Point and Multicast Group Selection

 Configuring Inter-Domain Multicast with Multicast Source Discovery Protocol

 Anycast RP

 Layer 2 Multicast Protocols

 Router-Port Group Management Protocol

Source Specific Multicast (SSM)

Ensuring Multicast Delivery With Pragmatic General Multicast

Summary

Review Questions

Recommended Reading

Chapter Goals

Chapter 6 Ensuring Content Delivery with Quality of Service

Classification and Marking

 Marking Packets at Layer 3

 Marking Frames, Cells, and Trunks at Layer 2

 Network-Based Application Recognition

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