Content Networking Fundamentals

Content Networking Fundamentals

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A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practical applications of content networking * Get a strong introduction to the basic networking concepts necessary for content networking, including network address translation, IP multicast content delivery, quality of service, and streaming media * Master the application-layer protocols, including HTTP, SSL, RSTP, RTP and FTP * Design redundancy and high availability by using server load balancing, Domain Name System (DNS) directory services, Cisco DistributedDirector software, proximity-based load balancing, and global sticky databases * Learn to switch and offload encrypted content by importing, creating, and configuring certificates and keys in Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) termination devices * Examine how to configure routers with Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) and to switch content requests to content engines for serving frequently requested objects * Learn how to configure caching, live push- and pull-splitting, content acquisitioning, and pre-positioning using Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) software Content networking is the most popular technology used to enhance network and application performance. The growth of content networking has been driven by end-user demands for richer content and lowered response times. These demands have caused the field of content networking to flourish with technological advances. Today many companies use content networking to add a layer of intelligence to their systems, scaling server availability and optimizing content delivery. Content Networking Fundamentals introduces you to content networking solutions and the underlying networking technologies that content networking uses to accelerate your applications in new and unique ways. You'll discover various algorithms behind content networking and learn how the Cisco Systems(R) product suite implements them. In this comprehensive guide, you start with a review of the protocols required for content networking, building your knowledge of introductory concepts and applications. From there, you delve into the components specific to content networking, with a focus on the content-aware Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Layers 4 through 7. Numerous deployment examples help you understand the more advanced topics. You can use the configuration snapshots in this book as skeletal configurations for your production network. Following the valuable lessons taught in Content Networking Fundamentals, you'll be able to effectively design, deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot content networks.show more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 188 x 231.1 x 33mm | 952.56g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587052407
  • 9781587052408

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A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practical applications of content networking Get a strong introduction to the basic networking concepts necessary for content networking, including network address translation, IP multicast content delivery, quality of service, and streaming media Master the application-layer protocols, including HTTP, SSL, RSTP, RTP and FTP Design redundancy and high availability by using server load balancing, Domain Name System (DNS) directory services, Cisco DistributedDirector software, proximity-based load balancing, and global sticky databases Learn to switch and offload encrypted content by importing, creating, and configuring certificates and keys in Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) termination devices Examine how to configure routers with Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) and to switch content requests to content engines for serving frequently requested objects Learn how to configure caching, live push- and pull-splitting, content acquisitioning, and pre-positioning using Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) software Content networking is the most popular technology used to enhance network and application performance. The growth of content networking has been driven by end-user demands for richer content and lowered response times. These demands have caused the field of content networking to flourish with technological advances. Today many companies use content networking to add a layer of intelligence to their systems, scaling server availability and optimizing content delivery. "Content Networking Fundamentals" introduces you to content networking solutions and the underlying networking technologies that content networking uses to accelerate your applications in new and unique ways. You'll discover various algorithms behind content networking and learn how the Cisco Systems(R) product suite implements them. In this comprehensive guide, you start with a review of the protocols required for content networking, building your knowledge of introductory concepts and applications. From there, you delve into the components specific to content networking, with a focus on the content-aware Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Layers 4 through 7. Numerous deployment examples help you understand the more advanced topics. You can use the configuration snapshots in this book as skeletal configurations for your production network. Following the valuable lessons taught in "Content Networking Fundamentals," you'll be able to effectively design, deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot content networks.show more

About Silvano Da Ros

Silvano Da Ros holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in internetworking engineering from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is currently a networking consultant in Toronto and has worked previously as a systems engineer for Cisco Systems. While at Cisco(R), he enjoyed working with enterprise organizations on emerging network solutions, including campus routing and switching, IP telephony, content networking, and security. Prior to joining Cisco, he worked as a software developer, developing client-server and web applications for numerous public and private sector agencies.show more

Table of contents

Part I Overview of Content Networking Chapter 1 Introducing Content Networking Defining Content Networking Understanding the Underlying Technologies Purpose and Goals Scalability and Availability Bandwidth and Response Times Customization and Prioritization Security, Auditing, and Monitoring Cisco Content Networking Solutions Content Switching Application and Content Networking System Content Network Partnership Program Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Part II Networking Fundamentals Chapter 2 Exploring the Network Layers Ethernet Physical and Data Link Layers Physical Layer Data Link Layer Internet Protocol Address Resolution Protocol Internet Control Message Protocol Internet Group Management Protocol and Protocol Independent Multicast Transport Layer Transmission Control Protocol User Datagram Protocol Putting It All Together with a Detailed Network Trace Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Chapter Goals Chapter 3 Introducing Switching, Routing, and Address Translation Exploring Ethernet Frame Switching Configuring Virtual LANs Configuring VLAN Trunking Exploring MAC Learning with Multiple VLANs VLAN Trunking Protocol Understanding IP Routing Configuring Static Routing Understanding Dynamic Routing Packet Switching Process Switching Path Fast Switching Path Cisco Express Forwarding Transparent Bridging Exploring Network Address Translation Source Network Address Translation Destination Translation Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Chapter Goals Chapter 4 Exploring Security Technologies and Network Infrastructure Designs Filtering Packets with Access Control Lists Application Layer Inspection Designing Enterprise Campuses Designing Enterprise Edge Networks Designing Headquarters with Remote Office Networks Employing Internet Content Delivery Networks Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Part III Intelligent Network Services for Content Delivery Chapter 5 IP Multicast Content Delivery Introducing IP Multicast Internet Group Management Protocol Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 1 Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 2 Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 3 Internet Standard Multicast Distribution Trees Protocol Independent Multicast Configuring Rendezvous Point and Multicast Group Selection Configuring Inter-Domain Multicast with Multicast Source Discovery Protocol Anycast RP Layer 2 Multicast Protocols Router-Port Group Management Protocol Source Specific Multicast (SSM) Ensuring Multicast Delivery With Pragmatic General Multicast Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Chapter Goals Chapter 6 Ensuring Content Delivery with Quality of Service Classification and Marking Marking Packets at Layer 3 Marking Frames, Cells, and Trunks at Layer 2 Network-Based Application Recognition Congestion Management Understanding Layer 3 Router Packet Queuing Understanding Layer 2 Switch Ethernet Frame QoS Congestion Avoidance Configuring Weighted Random Early Detection Understanding Policing and Shaping QoS Policy Signaling Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Part IV Applications for Serving Content, at the Network Edge Chapter 7 Presenting and Transforming Content Introducing Markup Languages Hypertext Markup Language Extensible Markup Language Extensible Hypertext Markup Language Wireless Application Protocol Markup Languages Transforming and Formatting Content Transforming XML to XHMTL/HMTL Using Cascading Style Sheets Transforming XML to XSL-FO Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Chapter Goals Chapter 8 Exploring the Application Layer HTTP HTTP 1.0 Versus HTTP 1.1 HTTP Transactions HTTP Authentication HTTP Caching Controls Public Key Infrastructure Secret-Key Cryptography Public-Key Cryptography Identity Theft Prevention Using Certificates Secure Sockets Layer File Transfer Protocol Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Chapter Goals Chapter 9 Introducing Streaming Media Streaming Files and Content Playback Creating Streaming On-Demand Container Files Describing Streaming On-Demand Content with Meta-Files Streaming with Microsoft WMT, Real Networks, and Apple QuickTime Streaming Motion Picture Experts Group Delivering Streaming Media Transferring Streaming Media with the Real-Time Transport Protocol Real-Time Data Control with Real Time Streaming Protocol Fast-Forwarding and Rewinding a Stream with RTSP Using Quality of Service and IP Multicast with Streaming Media Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Part V Application Layer Services for Content, Within the Network Chapter 10 Exploring Server Load Balancing Exploring Your Server Load-Balancing Devices Content Services Switch Content Switching Module Content Switch Operational Modes Bridge-Mode Content Switching Router-Mode Content Switching Load-Distribution Algorithms Round Robin Least Connections Configuring Server Load Hash Distribution Layer 5-7 Load Balancing Equal-Cost Multi-Path Router Load Balancing Health Checking Out-of-Band Health Checking In-Band Health Checking Session Persistence Hash Load Balancing IP Address Stickiness HTTP Cookies URL Sticky Strings SSL Sticky SIP Caller ID and MSISDN Number Sticky Permanent Session Information Storage Content Switch High Availability CSS High Availability CSM High Availability Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Chapter Goals Chapter 11 Switching Secured Content SSL Termination Configuring Your CSS for SSL Termination Configuring Your Content Services Module with SSL Firewall Load Balancing CSS Firewall Load Balancing CSM Firewall Load Balancing VPN Load Balancing on the CSM Preventing Connection Table Flooding using SYN-Cookies Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Chapter Goals Chapter 12 Exploring Global Server Load Balancing Domain Name Service Operation Introducing DNS Resource Records Iterative DNS Recursive DNS BGP-Anycast and DNS Round-Robin Exploring Distributed Director Technologies Director Response Protocol and Boomerang Protocol HTTP Redirection A Robust Distributed Director Configuration Exploring CSS Global Server Load Balancing CSS Multisite Load Distribution CSS Proximity-Based Load Balancing Exploring CSM Global Server Load Balancing GSLB Stickiness Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Part VI The Application and Content Networking System: Content Caching, Streaming, Routing, and Distribution Chapter 13 Delivering Cached and Streaming Media Redirecting Application Requests Introducing Web Cache Control Protocol WCCP Load Distribution Using Hash Buckets WCCP Load Distribution Using Mask Assignment Layer 4-7 Content Switch Redirection Request Redirection Topologies Ensuring Content Freshness Preloading Content Transparently Delivering Authenticated Content Enabling Transparent Value-Added Services on Your CEs Content Authentication and Authorization SSL Caching and Tunneling Internet Content Adaptation Protocol URL Filtering Adjusting TCP/IP Parameter Values Delivering Streaming Media Streaming Video-on-Demand Splitting Live and Prerecorded Broadcasts Streaming Windows Media Technology Streaming Real Media Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Chapter 14 Distributing and Routing Managed Content E-learning and Corporate Communications Software and File Distribution Introducing Content Distribution and Routing Initializing and Registering Your ACNS Network Devices Setting Up Your ACNS Network for Acquisition and Pre-Positioning Creating Location Trees Configuring Content Channels Acquiring Content to Pre-Position Configuring Acquisition Using Manifest Files Configuring Acquisition Using the CDM GUI Configuring Content Pre-Positioning Multicast-Push Distribution Trees Unicast-Pull Distribution Trees Content Request Routing Simplified Hybrid Routing Dynamic Proxy Auto-Configuration Configuring Streaming Media Streaming Prepositioned Video On-Demand Content Creating Scheduled Live and Rebroadcast Programs in ACNS Summary Review Questions Recommended Reading Appendix A Answers to Review Questions Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Indexshow more

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