Linux Routers

Linux Routers : A Primer For Network Administrators

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Save a fortune! Use Linux as a router! *Transform any Linux-compatible system into a high-performance router! *Step-by-step, hands-on guidance *Hardware, configuration, management, and troubleshooting *Ethernet, Frame Relay, and Internet/extranet routing *Special high availability tips & techniques Prentice Hall Series in Computer Networking (Radia Perlman, Series Advisor) Why spend a fortune on routers, when a Linux box can do the same job (and more!) for a tiny fraction of the cost? Linux routers are inexpensive, flexible, adaptable, expandable, easy to administer, and absolutely rock-solid! In Linux Routers: A Primer for Network Administrators, youll learn how to implement Linux-based routers, hands-on. Linux administrator Tony Mancill walks you step-by-step through a series of production routing scenarios, offering detailed guidance on configuration, problem avoidance, and troubleshooting. Coverage includes: *Choosing the right hardware and Linux software tools *Linux routing for Ethernet, Frame Relay, Internet, and extranet environments *Using the same system as a router and Web server, DNS server, etc. *Day-to-day router administration and monitoring *High-availability strate
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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 180.34 x 238.76 x 30.48mm | 793.78g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130861138
  • 9780130861139

About Tony Mancill

TONY MANCILL is UNIX System Administrator with Bank of America in Phoenix, AZ. He previously served as system administrator for LHS Communications in Atlanta, GA, and as a UNIX systems programmer at BellSouth. Mancill graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering and he is a volunteer developer for Debian GNU/Linux.
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Table of contents

1. Routing Building Blocks. Router Hardware. The Environment around Your Router. Router Software. Summary.2. Ip, Ethernet, and Telephony Basics. Routing 101. Ethernet 101-Switches and Hubs. Wan Basics 101. Summary.3. Silicon-Lan Router. Configuring a Lan Router. Ip Aliasing for Multi-Netting. Ip Accounting. Lrp-The Linux Router Project. Summary.4. Erbium-An Extranet Router. Erbium's Design. Ip Masquerading Concepts. Configuring Ip Masquerading. Using Ip Masquerading Every Day. Ip Monitoring Tools. Summary.5. Zinc-A Frame Relay Router. Frame Relay Basics-Dlcis, Pvcs, and Cirs. Linux Wan Adapters. Linux and Wanpipe for Frame Relay. Trouble-Shooting Frame Relay with Wanpipe. Mrtg-Monitoring Link Utilization. Lrp with Wanpipe. Summary.6. Oxygen-Internet Router. Connecting to the Internet. General Network Security Measures. Ip Firewalling. Notification Systems. Summary.7. Californium-Satellite Office Router. Chdlc Router Topology. Conserving Bandwidth-Caches and Slaves. Replacing Servers-Multifunction Routers. Remote System Support. Summary.8. Hafnium-Internet Services Router. Allowing Access to the Outside-Proxying. Redirection of Ip Traffic-Smoke and Mirrors. General Internet Services on Routers. Dynamic Routing Daemons. Emergency down Procedures. Summary.Conclusion. Appendix A: Helpful Links. General. The Linux Kernel. Security. Networking. Debian Gnu/Linux.Appendix B: Building the Linux Kernel. Retrieving the Kernel Sources. Patching the Kernel. Configuring the Kernel. Compiling the Kernel. Why Use Modules? Building Software From Sources.Appendix C: Testing Strategies and Vmware. Basic Testing Guidelines. Testing:The Buddy System. Change Control. Using Vmware To Test Configurations.Appendix D: Ethics and Other Considerations. Ethical Considerations of a Network Admin. Management vs.Linux.Appendix E: Gnu General Public License. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.
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