Cisco IOS Cookbook

Cisco IOS Cookbook

3.95 (37 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 8-13 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.


Never has something cried out for a cookbook quite as much as Cisco's Internetwork Operating System (IOS). IOS is powerful and flexible, but also confusing and daunting. Most tasks can be accomplished in several different ways. And you don't want to spend precious time figuring out which way is best when you're trying to solve a problem quickly. That's what this cookbook is for. Fortunately, most router configuration tasks can be broken down into several more or less independent steps: you configure an interface, you configure a routing protocol, you set up backup links, you implement packet filters and other access control mechanisms. What you really need is a set of recipes that show you how to perform the most common tasks, so you can quickly come up with a good configuration for your site. And you need to know that these solutions work: you don't want to find yourself implementing a backup link at 2 A.M. because your main link is down and the backup link you set up when you installed the router wasn't quite right.
Thoroughly revised and expanded, "Cisco IOS Cookbook, 2nd Edition" adds sections on MPLS, Security, IPv6, and IP Mobility and presents solutions to the most common configuration problems, including: configuring interfaces of many types, from serial to ATM and Frame Relay; configuring all of the common IP routing protocols (RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP); configuring authentication; configuring other services, including DHCP and NTP; setting up backup links, and using HSRP to configure backup routers; managing the router, including SNMP and other solutions; and using access lists to control the traffic through the router. If you work with Cisco routers, you need a book like this to help you solve problems quickly and effectively. Even if you're experienced, the solutions and extensive explanations will give you new ideas and insights into router configuration. And if you're not experienced - if you've just been given responsibility for managing a network with Cisco routers - this book could be a job-saver.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1000 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 66.04mm | 1,882.41g
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0596527225
  • 9780596527228
  • 549,092

Table of contents

From the contents:
Preface1. Router Configuration and File Management1.1 Configuring the Router via TFTP1.2 Saving Router Configuration to Server1.3 Booting the Router Using a Remote Configuration File1.4 Storing Configuration Files Larger Than NVRAM1.5 Clearing the Startup Configuration1.6 Loading a New IOS Image1.7 Booting a Different IOS Image1.8 Booting over the Network1.9 Copying an IOS Image to a Server1.10 Copying an IOS Image Through the Console1.11 Deleting Files from Flash1.12 Partitioning Flash1.13 Using the Router as a TFTP Server1.14 Using FTP from the Router1.15 Generating Large Numbers of Router Configurations1.16 Changing the Configurations of Many Routers at Once1.17 Extracting Hardware Inventory Information1.18 Backing Up Router Configurations1.19 Warm Reload1.20 Warm Upgrade1.21 Configuration Archiving1.22 Locking Configuration Access2. Router Management2.1 Creating Command Aliases2.2 Managing the Router's ARP Cache2.3 Tuning Router Buffers2.4 Auto Tuning Buffers2.5 Using the Cisco Discovery Protocol2.6 Disabling the Cisco Discovery Protocol2.7 Using the Small Servers2.8 Enabling HTTP Access to a Router2.9 Enabling Secure HTTP (HTTPS) Access to a Router2.10 Using Static Hostname Tables2.11 Enabling Domain Name Services2.12 Disabling Domain Name Lookups2.13 Specifying a Router Reload Time2.14 Scheduling of Router Commands2.15 Displaying Historical CPU Values2.16 Creating Exception Dump Files2.17 Generating a Report of Interface Information2.18 Generating a Report of Routing Table Information2.19 Generating a Report of ARP Table Information2.20 Generating a Server Host Table File
show more

About Kevin Dooley

Kevin Dooley is an independent networking consultant who has been designing and implementing networks for more than ten years. In that time he has built large scale Local and Wide Area Networks for several of Canada's largest companies. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Toronto and is the author of Designing Large-Scale LANs.
show more

Rating details

37 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 32% (12)
4 41% (15)
3 19% (7)
2 5% (2)
1 3% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X