Cisco: The Complete Reference


This comprehensive and easy-to-use reference provides a solid overview of networking technology as well as practical hands-on advice for working with Cisco products on a daily basis. Includes coverage of the latest topics such as wireless LANs,VPNs,access ...
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This comprehensive and easy-to-use reference provides a solid overview of networking technology as well as practical hands-on advice for working with Cisco products on a daily basis. Includes coverage of the latest topics such as wireless LANs,VPNs,access lists,tunneling,and much more.

The Definitive Reference for Mastering Cisco Technology

Get up to speed on Cisco-related hardware and technology with this dual-purpose resource. Providing you with both technical background as well as on-the-job information—including configuration notes and hands-on commands—this useful reference is truly comprehensive in coverage. From the OSI model and networking basics to LAN/WAN switching and security protocols,you'll find details on exactly the topics you need. Including tips for troubleshooting and a handy IOS command reference,this book will help you set up your network and keep it running at peak performance. If you're working with Cisco equipment and technology,you'll want this comprehensive book within easy reach.

  • Configure frame-relay connections accurately and effectively
  • Understand the intricacies of Ethernet—the most prevalent LAN technology
  • Learn how ATM devices sustain a wide variety of traffic types
  • Find out about the different types of ISDN connections and their use in common environments
  • Get details on the TCP/IP suite—including advanced topics such as subnetting,VLSM,CIDR,NAT,and port mapping
  • Learn how the protocols in the IPX/SPX suite function
  • Discover shortcuts to IOS configuration and examine common IOS commands

Explore specialized routing andswitching protocols—RIP,OSPF,access lists,and many others

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Since Cisco manufactures much of the hardware underlying both corporate LANs and the Internet, network professionals appreciate material covering Cisco basics. Practical Studies targets network professionals studying for their Cisco Certification Network Assistant (CCNA) exam, focusing mostly on the newer performance-based testing section. It provides hands-on information about configuring and troubleshooting a complex network using Cisco devices. Although the recommended lab simulation equipment is pricey, the book can be used as a study guide on its own; step-by-step resolutions of real-world scenarios are helpful both as study aids and as practice for network professionals. Complete Reference is a professional-level source on configuring and troubleshooting Cisco devices. Useful features include charts on product characteristics/capabilities and an extensive appendix that summarizes Cisco commands and refers back to lengthier chapter explanations. Both titles are recommended for larger libraries where advanced networking titles circulate. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
From The Critics
For network administrators and network engineers who need to understand, configure, design, and troubleshoot, on a variety of networks using Cisco products. After introducing LAN and WAN protocols, the author provides an overview of the technologies, including reference charts and product capabilities and port densities. LAN switching technologies are explored, inc luding VLAN configuration, STP, MLS, queuing techniques, and SLB switching. Static routing and more complex routing scenarios is the topic of the final section, with a chapter on securing Cisco routers with access lists. The appendix contains an index of the 540 commands covered in the book, including descriptions, syntax, and modes of operation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072192803
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/6/2002
  • Series: Osborne Complete Reference Series
  • Pages: 1147
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 2.26 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The OSI Model 3
2 Ethernet and Wireless LANs 21
3 Frame Relay 51
4 ATM and ISDN 77
5 TCP/IP Fundamentals 101
6 Advanced IP 127
7 The IPX/SPX Suite 197
8 Cisco Hardware Layout 211
9 Basic Switch Terminology 223
10 Individual Switch Series Reference 245
11 Basic Router Terminology 265
12 Individual Router Series Reference 313
13 Access Servers, Cache Engines, and Security Products 339
14 IOS Basics 357
15 Standard IOS Commands: Part 1 399
16 Standard IOS Commands: Part 2 447
17 Set-Based IOS Commands 471
18 Basic Switch Configuration 521
19 Layer 2 Switching 539
20 Layer 3 Switching 589
21 Layer 4 Switching 629
22 Understanding Routing 675
23 RIP Versions 1 and 2 715
24 Interior Gateway Routing Protocol 747
25 Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol 809
26 Open Shortest Path First 911
27 Access Lists 1019
A: Command Reference 1047
Index 1091
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