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Cisco Router Configuration and Troubleshooting, 2nd Edition


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  • Copyright 2000
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7357-0999-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7357-0999-7

Cisco Router Configuration and Troubleshooting, 2nd Edition is a reference for you, the network and system administrator who finds yourself having to configure and maintain existing Cisco routers as well as get new hardware up and running. The authors begins by touching on the foundation behind routing technology: networks, protocols and hardware. Then they jump right into router configuration, discussing setup, local and wide area networking, security and monitoring. The troubleshooting section uses a fictitious company to illustrate the differenct scenarios and administrator might encounter. It includes situations that deal with Cisco routers and well as hardware from other companies, mimicking the heterogeneous environment most administrators face. The author also introduces a troubleshooting methodology to help you implement the suggested practices in the book. This section covers the physical and network layer, as well as the protocols involved in routing technologies.

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Table of Contents


1. Networking and TCP/IP.

The OSI Reference Model. Hubs, Bridges, Switches. Routers. The Anatomy of the Corporate LAN. The Anatomy of the Internet. The Anatomy of an ISP Network. VLANs, VPNs and Converged Network Services. TCP/IP Addressing. Conclusion.

2. Cisco Routers: An Overview.

Product Line. Internetworking Operating System. Conclusion.


3. Initial Router Setup.

Initial Start-up. Configuring from a TFTP Server. Manual Configuration. Conclusion.

4. Local Area Networking.

Ethernet. FDDI. Token Ring. Spatial Reuse Protocol/Dynamic Packet Transport (SRP/DPT). Conclusion.

5. Wide Area Networking.

Circuit Termination. Physical Transports. Leased Lines. Switched Lines. Conclusion.

6. Configuring Dynamic Routing Protocols.

Distance Vector—RIP. Link State—OSPF. Hybrid—EIGRP. External Routing—BGP. Conclusion.

7. Multicast.

How Multicast Works. Multicast Routing Protocols. Multicast Backbone (Mbone). Diagnostic Tools. Conclusion.

8. Access and Traffic Management.

User Level Access Management. IP Filtering 101. Using Your Router as a Firewall. Dealing with Congestion. Conclusion.


9. Collecting Data via SNMP.

Management Information Base (MIB). Enabling SNMP Access. How to Collect the Data. What to Do with the Data. Conclusion.

10. Collecting Data Via Other Means.

Automated Telnet. RSH and RCP. SYSLOG. Conclusion.


11. Troubleshooting.

A Troubleshooting Example. Using Ping and Traceroute in the Internet. Cisco's Troubleshooting Mechanisms. Conclusion.

12. Tools of the Trade.

PING. Traceroute. MTR. Cisco Discovery Protocol. Pathchar. Web-based PING and Traceroute. Public Route-Servers. Looking Glasses. Instant Messaging Software. Related Web-based Tools. Conclusion.

13. Case Study.

The Network Hardware. Configuration of the Routers. WAN Implementation. Conclusion.

14. Troubleshooting the Physical Layer.

Proactive Monitoring. Router Commands. Troubleshooting the Cable Plant. Troubleshooting Cisco Hardware. Conclusion.

15. Troubleshooting the Network Layer.

Router Commands. Ethernet Troubleshooting. FDDI Troubleshooting. Frame Relay Troubleshooting. Conclusion.

16. Troubleshooting Routing Protocols.

Router Commands. Troubleshooting Routing Problems with Show IP Route. OSPF Troubleshooting. BGP Troubleshooting. Working with Your Hardware Vendor. Conclusion.


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