Managing IP Networks with Cisco Routers

Managing IP Networks with Cisco Routers

by Scott M Ballew (Author)


This practical guide explains how to set up and maintain a production network. It discusses how to select routing protocols, how to configure protocols to handle most common situations, how to evaluate network equipment and vendors, and how to set up a help desk. Although the book focuses on Cisco routers, and gives examples using Cisco's IOS, the principles discussed are common to all IP networks, regardless of the vendor chosen.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Edition: 1
Publisher: O′Reilly
Published: 01 Oct 1997

ISBN 10: 1565923200
ISBN 13: 9781565923201

Author Bio
As an undergraduate at Baylor University, Scott was fascinated by the idea of two computers communicating with each other instead of acting independently. But it was during his second year of graduate study at Purdue, when he was given the opportunity to be the sole administrator for the Cypress Network -- an experimental long-haul packet switching network -- that he discovered his love of networking. Scott is now a member of Purdue University Computing Center's network engineering group where he manages a network of over twenty routers and more than 250 subnets using such varied technologies as switched and shared Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, FDDI, HiPPI, ATM, Frame Relay, and several wide-area links to the university's regional campuses. When he is not busy working on (or writing about) his network, Scott enjoys quiet evenings at home with a good movie or a good book, playing games with friends, and remodeling and redecorating his house.