Building MPLS-Based Broadband Access VPNs

Building MPLS-Based Broadband Access VPNs

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Implement the design principles and configurations behind MPLS-based VPNs for broadband access networks The book discusses how MPLS and its VPN service are best used in a broadband environment, concentrating on key design issues and solutions, including *How to manage tens of thousands of interfaces and host routes and hundreds of dynamic VPNs *When a Virtual Home Gateway is necessary *Why use dynamic address assignment *How routes should be summarized into the core Deploy MPLS VPNs successfully in broadband networks with Building MPLS-Based Broadband Access VPNs. This book helps you understand why and how today's broadband networks function, covering the principal access technologies: DSL, Ethernet, and cable. The book also examines the different tunneling protocols used for VPN solutions today, namely GRE, IPSec, and L2TP, with examples of how these solutions are deployed and a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses. Building MPLS-Based Broadband Access VPNs also includes an in-depth description of the IOS VRF Lite, which helps you use VRF-aware features with an IP core.Detailed descriptions of the technologies, design principles, network configurations, and case studies are provided throughout the book, helping you develop a pragmatic understanding of MPLS-based broadband access VPNs. *Obtain a realistic understanding of large-scale broadband access network design requirements *Recognize the business impact of using MPLS to provide access VPN services, including the advantages of QoS, availability, and provisioning *Use MPLS in access VPN and transport networks and deal with the unique scalability problems that such networks pose *Leverage VRF-aware features to deploy IP-based VPNs *Includes detailed Cisco IOS configuration examples based on real-world scenarios This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press' which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.show more

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  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 192 x 234 x 30mm | 898.13g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587051362
  • 9781587051364

About D. Stanley Eitzen

Kumar Reddy is a manager of Technical Marketing Engineering at Cisco Systems. He has 15 years of industry experience and was involved with DSL broadband at Cisco since some of the earliest deployments in 1998. Kumar contributed to broadband technology and product evolution at Cisco and worked on major customer designs, both in the U.S. and internationally. Kumar is a recognized broadband expert with knowledge of the technologies, products, and trends that are driving the market. He has worked directly with major customers and designs, both in the U.S. and internationally, and has done extensive internal research in this domain, working with internal engineering and marketing teams on new product features and direction. Kumar has also worked on MPLS deployments, as part of his role to support the Cisco aggregation product portfolio.show more

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Foreword IntroductionChapter 1 Introduction: Broadband Access and Virtual Private Networks Broadband Networks and Operators The Players in Broadband DSL Networks Metropolitan-Area Networks The Role of the Access Network Shifting the Location of the Processing Service Models: Who Buys What Business Subscribers Residential Subscribers IP Virtual Private Networks for Broadband A VPN Taxonomy Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN Alternatives Overlay VPNs The Peer Model A Simplified Framework for Broadband VPN Data Confidentiality Efficient Operation Efficient Routing High Availability and Resiliency Device-Level Redundancy Network-Level Redundancy Multicast Quality of Service Fragmentation Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) Service Selection Support for Any IP Addressing Plan Efficient Address Assignment Additional Layer 3 Services SummaryChapter 2 Delivering Broadband Access Today: An Access Technologies Primer Architecture 1: Bridged Access Networks Bridging in DSL Using RFC 2684 RBE Configuration RBE Quality of Service RBE Routing RBE Address Assignment More Bridged Access - Cable and DOCSIS DOCSIS Cisco IOS Configuration Cable Address Assignment Broadband Ethernet - Ethernet to the Home/Business (ETTX) Long Reach Ethernet ETTX Configuration ETTX Quality of Service ETTX Address Assignment Security Considerations for Bridged Broadband Architectures Security in DSL Broadband Networks Security in Cable Broadband Networks Security in Ethernet Broadband Networks Authentication and Accounting in Bridged Broadband Architectures Architecture 2: Point-to-Point Protocol Networks PPP over Ethernet - The CPE as a Bridge PPPoE Configuration PPPoE Service Selection and Discovery PPP over ATM: The CPE as a Router PPPoA Configuration PPP Address Assignments Use of On-Demand Address Pools PPP Quality of Service PPP Authentication, Accounting, and Security Port-Based Authentication PPP Security SummaryChapter 3 VPNs in Broadband Networks Tunnels, Hubs, and Spokes To Distribute or Centralize? Access VPN Requirements Reminder Case 1: A Site VPN with Non-IP Traffic - GRE GRE Protocol and Operation GRE Configuration GRE Design Considerations Case 2: VPN over Anything - IPSec IPSec Protocol and Operation AH and ESP Headers for Authentication and Encryption Key Exchange with IKE IPSec Tunnel and Transport Mode Encapsulations IPSec Configuration IPSec Configuration Examples Simple Site-to-Site IPSec Encrypted GRE Dynamic Multicast VPN IPSec for Remote Access IPSec Design Considerations Case 3: L2TP - For Open Access L2TP Protocol and Operation L2TP Tunnel Setup L2TP Session Setup L2TP Configuration Scaling L2TP Networks Data Plane: L2TP LNS Redundancy and Load Balancing Control Plane: AAA Redundancy and Load Balancing L2TP Tunnel Switching L2TP Design Considerations Other Open Access Solutions Open Access wshow more

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