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Routing TCP/IP Volume I (CCIE Professional Development): Authorized CCIE Preparation: 1 [Kindle Edition]

Jeff Doyle
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Book Description

A detailed examination of interior routing protocols

  • Learn the IP interior routing protocols with this approachable, practical presentation
  • Explore configuration and troubleshooting of IP routing with Cisco routers through case studies
  • Test and validate your understanding with practical, comprehensive review questions, configuration exercises, and troubleshooting exercises
  • Further your CCIE preparation while mastering the essential TCP/IP protocols

CCIE Professional Development: Routing TCP/IP, Volume I, takes readers from a basic understanding of routers and routing protocols through a detailed examination of each of the IP interior routing protocols: RIP, RIP2, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS. In addition to specific protocols, important general topics such as redistribution, default routes and on-demand routing, route filtering, and route maps are covered. The book emphasizes techniques for designing networks that efficiently utilize and integrate the IP routing protocols. You will gain a deep understanding of IP routing protocols and learn best-practice techniques for implementing these protocols using Cisco routers. As well, this book will help you master the skills necessary to become an effective CCIE.

Each protocol-specific chapter opens with thorough and lucid coverage of the protocol's capabilities and characteristics. Following sections contain configuration and troubleshooting case studies that cover Cisco specific configuration of the protocol and all commands available for it on the most recent Cisco IOS Software version. Finally, review questions and configuration and troubleshooting exercises on each protocol provide an opportunity to practice for the CCIE exam.

The Cisco effort to facilitate the creation of competent network operations center (NOC) and information systems (IS) staff is exemplified in its CCIE program. To support these efforts, Cisco Press is working closely with CCIE program management to create information products that help build the knowledge and expertise of NOC and IS professionals, as well as provide up-to-date, accurate information on technologies addressed in the CCIE program.

The CCIE Professional Development Series volumes are based on CCIE program guidelines from Cisco. This series is a set of technology-specific volumes designed to meet the needs of CCIE candidates.

This book is part of the Cisco CCIE Professional Development Series from Cisco Press, which offers expert-level instruction on network design, deployment, and support methodologies to help networking professionals manage complex networks and prepare for CCIE exams.

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This all-encompassing TCP/IP text defines completeness with its 1,000-plus pages and hundreds of configuration screens, exercises, charts, tables and references. Though initially overwhelming, such thoroughness is what's demanded of those who ultimately pass the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) exam, the bruising test for which Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1 serves as preparatory material.

Such a goal is evidenced in much of the three-part book's design. For example, nearly every chapter includes some combination of recommended readings, review questions, configuration and troubleshooting exercises, case studies and summaries. In addition, there are numerous appendices devoted to answers to questions and exercise solutions as well as one that outlines exam preparation tips.

Jeff Doyle begins this volume with a review of several basic topics, including a chapter that outlines the parameters of TCP/IP itself. Though some may already be familiar with that material, the sections on dynamic and static routing serve as valuable review material for readers of all levels. The second part deals with TCP/IP interior routing protocols, such as Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF). The book ends on a challenging note with explanations of route redistribution, route filtering and the like. Routing TCP/IP is required reading for those readers with the ambitious goal to both understand the protocol and excel on the CCIE exam. --Sarah L Roberts-Witt

From the Author

"Routing TCP/IP" is not only for CCIE candidates.
CCIE Professional Development: Routing TCP/IP, Volume I is useful for far more than just preparing for your CCIE exam. The book can be used by anyone managing or troubleshooting a routed network-- even if your routers are not Ciscos! The book features many hard-to-find details on protocols such as IGRP and Integrated IS-IS, and Cisco has allowed me to publish details of EIGRP which have heretofore never been publicly disclosed. And although there are several books on OSPF, very few cover the protocol from both a technical and practical view in the depth that this book does.

In a perfect world, I would have included four or five "practice routers" with the book. Barring this impractical and expensive solution, I attempt to give the reader as much of a real-world feel as possible by including a large number of router show and debug outputs, and protocol analyzer captures from live networks. Additionally, the example configurations shown in the book have been verified on a working router.

Each chapter begins with a generic discussion of the protocol. My goal here is to give the reader a good understanding of how the protocol operates; in most cases this knowledge is not Cisco-specific, and can be applied to any routed environment. I have also included very specific information on such details as timers, packet formats, and field codes, so that the book will be very useful as a desk reference long after you have passed the CCIE lab.

Following the operational section of each chapter are sections on configuration and troubleshooting of the protocol. These sections are, of course, Cisco-specific. While it is impossible to demonstrate every network design, configuration option, or potential malfunction, I have tried to include a wide enough array of case studies to give the reader a good understanding of the design and troubleshooting approaches he or she may take.

The chapters end with an exercise section that is specifically directed to helping the reader practice for the CCIE lab. The exercises follow the organization of the chapter: There is a set of review questions that tests the reader's grasp of the operational issues, followed by configuration and troubleshooting exercises. The solutions to these exercises may be found by using the details given in the book, or they may be solved in a router lab.

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10591 KB
  • Print Length: 1026 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Cisco Press; 1 edition (23 Jan. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000RH0EDE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #823,610 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 24 Jan. 2000
By A Customer
Jeff does an excellent job of explaining some pretty heavy topics in an easy to read way. He seems to have the knack of starting something simple, but not so simple that experienced people lose interest, and bringing in the extra points at just the right moment. I only wish I had found this earlier. A technical book that is not out to baffle the reader with the authors brilliance is a rare and welcome change. I onywish I found it earlier! A book I was happy to buy out of my own pocket, so that it does not belong to the company, it belongs to ME!
Paul, CCIE4063, preparing for re-certification.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent routing protocol book 16 Jan. 2002
Truly the don. So long as you don't need BGP (covered in vol II & Halabi's BGP bible) then this rocks. Section 1 covers the basics, and well. Section 2 is a fairly exhaustive guide to IGP protocols which is not bettered anywhere. Although the ISIS chapter lacks a little in the way of fine-tuning tips its still the best I've seen and the other sections most relevant nowadays (OSPF, RIP2, EIGRP) are also great. The detail required for CCIE prep and effective understanding for large-scale network design and troubleshooting is all here. Section III is a vital guide to the nuances of policy-based routing and route-redistribution.
Aside from MPLS, along with vol II this provides the bomdiggy of routing reference.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is definitely a must buy! 8 Mar. 1999
By A Customer
This is the best book I've read on IGP Routing Protocols and their implementation on Cisco Routers. The book takes a reader from basic IP routing fundamentals through to in-depth implementation of the most complex IGP routing protocols. The book is easy to read and flows in very logical manner. I especially enjoyed the chapter (8) on Cisco's EIGRP; It was the most detailed coverage I have read on Cisco's proprietary Interior routing protocol.
Additional Comments:
I did note the following errors in the books print listed by chapter:
Chapter 5
Page 193, Paragraph 1, Sentence 4 and 5
The statement with regard to holddown timers and Routers running RIP routers is false. The statement read "If an advertised hop count is higher than the recorded hop count and the update was received was originated by the recorded next-hop router, the route will be marked as unreachable for a specified holddown period. If at the end of that time the same neighbor is still advertising the higher hop count, the new metric will be accepted". The reason this is wrong is because, a router that receives a route with a higher metric than the currently recorded metric and the advertising router is also the recorded next-hop router, the router will immediately install the new metric. (lab tested).
Appendix F
Page 970, Chapter 7, Answer 1
The given answer is not completely correct as stated. First the answer states that the router labeled C on page 321 and who's configuration is on page 324 will interpret the RIPv2 routes and coming from routers A and B respectfully as and discards them because this route is directly connected to one of router C's interfaces.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clearly a book above the rest. 25 Jan. 2000
A book for engineers. The examples are real and are easy to follow. Topics are made easy even for beginners with some hands-on. A good reference to keep, and to carry with you around even though it is bulky.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply brilliant 10 Aug. 1999
By A Customer
Without doubt the most positive experience I've had when it comes to networking books. Very well written, taking you through in-depth knowledge in a way that really lets you understand the inner workings without unnecessary tech-talk. This is a must-read for all networking professionals, whether they are trying for CCNA, CCNP or CCIE certifications, or just want to gain networking knowledge. Get it now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Networking Ref I've Seen! 19 Nov. 1998
By A Customer
As an CCIE, I found this book is very informative and very accurate. It disects the details of the routing protocol, including IS-IS. How many books out there do you see that talk about IS-IS? If you want to gain basic and advance about default route, static routing, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, ISIS, this is the bible for you. With Sam Halibi's book and this book, you will probably solidfy your preparation for CCIE lab test. Of course, with lots and lost of hands on practice. But you need these two books for practicing! Good luck!
p.s. I just wished I had these books when I was studying for my CCIE. It would save me lots of time!!!!!
Rob CCIE# 3xxx (Sorry! for privacy!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Bible - Volume 1 7 Feb. 1999
By A Customer
In my opinion, this book is the bottom line as far as TCP/IP goes. Clear and detailed explanations of so many topics I've wondered about before, but have been glossed over by others, and indeed by Cisco's own training courses. It's the definitive reference book, and a godsend to anybody troubleshooting TCP/IP on cisco networks. And frankly, even if you're not using Cisco products you could do worse than to learn that bit extra about how TCP/IP actually works.
If you use TCP/IP with Cisco routers, you'd be foolish not to add this to your collection and read it thoroughly.
All I'm waiting for now is Volume II....!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the one to buy 2 Dec. 1998
By A Customer
If you're confused as to which of the Cisco books to purchase (especially given the fact that several cover exactly the same material and some are just printed copies of the CD), this is the one to buy. I have all the classics and this is one of my favorite books. Things that I read about before but did not quite understand are clearly explained in this book. Things that I'd never heard of before and am surprised I missed are in this book. If you're preparing for CCIE or just want to know more about routing (with Cisco or not), I can't imagine a better book to start with.
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2.0 out of 5 stars This is probably the most boring book I ever tried to read
This is probably the most boring book I ever tried to read. One page and you will be fast asleep.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book, plenty of detail.
Published 9 months ago by David Duggan
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
This is the best Cisco presstitle I have ever read. Im only 300 pages in, but it has been written brilliantly. Even if you are new to Routing, this explains everything clearly. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars "The" definitive tcpip/IGP reference book
Jeff Doyle has a sense of humour. In a book this thick, containing this much technical information, that in itself is reason to buy this book. Read more
Published on 1 Feb. 2003 by L. Mefflin
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This book is a must have for any CCIE wanabe and a good reference book if you need to really know how IP routing protocols work.
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Published on 26 Aug. 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
As a CCNP preparing for my CCIE sylvan test, this book is a must. The book is well written and informative focusing closely on the lesser known issues of the routing protocols... Read more
Published on 23 Aug. 1999
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm very impressed with the presentation in this book except
I'm very impressed with Jeff's presentation and explanation in this book except for one genuine issue I spotted in the book. Read more
Published on 23 Aug. 1999
1.0 out of 5 stars this book was too long.
I couldnt get passed this thing called binary, 1's and 0's? octets? I'm no einstien, but nobody can read this! I give two thums down!
Published on 4 Aug. 1999
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