Chapter of the Week - August '04

Book excerpts on routing, switching and security are on our agenda this month.



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This month we bring you book excerpts on routing and switching.

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Network Security: The Complete Reference, Chapter 10

This chapter focuses on using routers and switches to increase the security of the network as well as providing appropriate configuration steps for protecting the devices themselves against attacks. Cisco routers are the dominant platform in use today, so where examples are provided, the Cisco platform will be discussed. This does not mean that Cisco is the only platform available - routers and switches from leading companies, such as Juniper Networks, Foundry Networks, and Extreme Networks, perform similar if not identical functions. (Reproduced from the book Network Security: The Complete Reference, ISBN 0072226978, Copyright 2003, McGraw-Hill Companies. Reproduced by permission of McGraw-Hill, Two Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10121. Written permission from McGraw-Hill is required for all other uses. Click here for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

Download Network Security: The Complete Reference, Chapter 10 here.



CCNP 1: Advanced Routing Companion Guide, Chapter 2
Advanced IP Addressing Management

Networking

Proper IP addressing is required to ensure the efficient network operations and chapter 2 of CCNP 1: Advanced Routing Companion Guide describes how the following can enable more efficient use of IP addresses:

  • Subnet masks
  • VLSMs
  • Private addressing
  • NAT
    This chapter also shows how hierarchical addressing allows for efficient allocation of addresses and a reduced number of routing table entries. VLSMs, specifically, provide capability to include more than one subnet mask within a network and the capability to subnet an already subnetted network address. The IPv6 addressing format is also presented. (Reproduced from the book CCNP 1: Advanced Routing Companion Guide, ISBN 1587131358, Copyright 2004, Cisco Systems, Inc. Reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., 800 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Written permission from Pearson Education, Inc. is required for all other uses. Visit www.ciscopress.com for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

    Download CCNP 1: Advanced Routing Companion Guide - Chapter 2 here.



    LAN Switching First-Step, Chapter 6
    How a switch works

    Featured August 2-6
    Networking

    Chapter 6 of LAN Switching First-Step by Matthew Castelli explains how to differentiate among unicast, multicast, and broadcast transmission methods; store-and-forward, cut-through, and fragment-free switching mechanisms and then describes Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching operation. (Reproduced from the book LAN Switching First-Step, ISBN 1587201003, Copyright 2005, Cisco Systems, Inc. Reproduced by permission of Pearson Education, Inc., 800 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Written permission from Pearson Education, Inc. is required for all other uses. Visit www.ciscopress.com for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.)

    Download LAN Switching First-Step - Chapter 6 here.

  • This was last published in July 2004

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