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Cisco Cookbook by [Brown, Ian, Dooley, Kevin]
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"Overall, the book fulfils its purpose very well. Networking is a huge subject and the authors have chosen a good range of topics to cover. If you are a network engineer this book will be a boon." - Alyn Scott, CVu, April 2004

About the Author

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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1932 KB
  • Print Length: 910 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0596003676
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (24 July 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043D2F4O
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,403,599 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
If you administer cisco networks, this book is a *must*. As its title suggests it infers a prior knowledge of IOS, however its format greatly assists those still at the beginning of the cisco learning curve. Each recipe comes with Problem, Solution and Discussion sections, with the Discussion section being just enough to clarify the proposed solution.
Over 850 pages of examples with topics as diverse as hsrp to multicast. An all round gem of a book, and one that will no doubt see several editions.
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This book is a life saver. It contains literally hundreds of realworld config examples (along with summary text for each config) to assist the hectic schedule of a busy net admin. As yet I have been able to find an example for everything I was looking for - from as far afield as pim sparse/dense to bgp confeds. This book is the perfect desktop quick reference. Well worth the purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very appropriate title "Cookbook". I would give it 6 stars 25 Aug. 2003
By Tyler Durden - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is not the type of book you would read cover to cover, but I found myself reading 5 chapters, and I want more. If you work everyday with Cisco; vpn, routers, and need practical shortcuts, how-tos or just an immediate solution - this is the book for you. It is a heavy book (900+ pages) - and it is true that you can find this info elsewhere. It is convenient to quickly reference this book, properly indexed, and to the point. Just read the sample table of contents - there are so many useful tricks, that anyone who has any work on a cisco will appreciate it. I rate it 6 stars. Another great O'Reilly book.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cisco Cookbook 7 Oct. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Scenario #1: You work for a large university which needs an internet access solution
with multiple points of failure. How do you connect your university's network to two
or more ISPs with redundant routers?
(page 327)
Scenario #2: You want to use the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to keep an
eye on your network, but you'll need to provided extra security to SNMP by using
access lists. How do you set this up?
(page 621)
Scenario #3: Setting up router configurations is a pain. Wouldn't it be nice if the
router could dynamically configure it's IP addressing information? It sure would --
see page 733 for a step-by-step.
This hefty book (885 full pages) provides a hearty recipe to satisfy any Cisco routing
hunger you might have. A quick glance through it's pages presents well-balanced
meals of RIP, OSPF, BGP, logging, NAT and more. As a Cisco gourmand myself, I
strongly recommend this must-have cookbook!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reference Good reading 26 Aug. 2003
By John D. Alexander - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Cookbook is a very useful reference. It's loaded with examples that can be applied immediatly to everyday situations.
Not much abstraction here this book is about getting the job done. Most Cisco subjects are covered. Solutions to most problems are easy to find. This book was easy to read. The Cisco Cookbook provides more than the usual information most administrators have seen many many times. I endorse this book for intermediate & advanced users. I think the Cisco Cookbook will go thru many revisions.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have reference for Cisco Professionals 29 Nov. 2003
By Shahid Shafi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I always thought nobody can do justice other than Cisco Press when it comes to Cisco books. I was absolutely wrong!.
Just my 2 cents worth of comments to a previous reviewer saying "no backgound problem information is given". My answer is: There is a reason why they are saying it is a "CookBook". Whenever you are stressed for answers, this book will save you and give a quick solution and enough theory so you can implement what you want to. For theory there are plenty of books in the market and I don't think that approach would have added any value to the book other than size :-) I recommend this title to any cisco professional without a doubt.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good depth - everything I needed 16 Oct. 2004
By Z. Bagnall - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Very impressed with this book. I have some experience with setting up linux based firewalls, but very little IOS experience. With the help of this book, I've just finished setting up a new Cisco router for NAT/PAT, logging, SNMP, access control and an IPSec VPN. Everything I need was covered in the book, even a non-trivial section on VPNs.

The few things I would add are:

- A "recipe" for a basic setup on a new router. Just a template that covers most of the bases (logging, access, etc) and forms a good starting point for more specific configuration later.

- A simple syntax overview when new commands are given. Something like "logging buffered <buffer size> <severity>". A couple of pages in the appendix would suffice.

Clearly these are trivial points and I'm happy to give Cisco Cookbook top marks.
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