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Top networking book excerpts of 2007

These chapter downloads were the most popular with networking service providers in 2007, covering topics such as how to troubleshoot IP connectivity, IP quality of service and frame relay traffic shaping.

Check out our top five chapter downloads of 2007. These excerpts from recent networking books were the most popular with networking service providers like you this year, covering topics such as how to troubleshoot IP connectivity, IP quality of service and frame relay traffic shaping. Read our featured excerpts, then download the full chapters to learn more.

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How to troubleshoot IP connectivity and Cisco IOS CEF
Troubleshooting problems with Cisco Express Forwarding's network switching is easier than you might think. In this chapter from Cisco Express Forwarding, learn how to identify and fix common problems, many of which don't require extensive knowledge of Cisco's architecture and platforms.

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CCNP Video Mentor: Lab #3 Securing Cisco routers
Value-added resellers (VARs) and systems integrators can learn configuration concepts for the practical portions of the CCNP exams and get insider tips and tricks for configuring their customers' Cisco routers and switches in this video download from CCNP Video Mentor.

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IP quality of service: Three-step implementation
IP quality of service is becoming increasingly important as customers add bandwidth-intensive services and applications to their networks. VARs and systems integrators who can troubleshoot and improve suboptimal performance in a converged network environment have marketable skills. This excerpt from CCNP ONT Official Exam Certification Guide defines quality of service and the three steps to implementing it.

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Network Consultants Handbook: Frame relay traffic shaping
In Chapter 15 of the Network Consultants Handbook, author Matthew Castelli discusses best practices for managing a client's network traffic through frame relay traffic shaping, which is useful for controlling network bandwidth and balancing servers with different network access rates.

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Creating new business opportunities with SRTP for VoIP
SRTP uses algorithms such as key derivation to encrypt/decrypt VoIP traffic and make it more secure. This is especially important given the sensitive data, such as credit card numbers, that is transmitted using IP telephony. Learn the basics of SRTP and why it might represent an underserved market for VARs.


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Designing an optimal Layer 3 for Cisco network service architectures This chapter from 'Authorized Self-Study Guide: Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures, 2nd ed.' examines a select number of topics on both advanced IP addressing and select design issues with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF). Advanced IP addressing and routing protocol design encompasses a large amount of detail that has already filled a number of books on routing protocols and networking best practices. Learn how to design addressing solutions to support summarization, design routing solutions to support summarization, route filtering, and redistribution, and design scalable EIGRP, OSPF and BGP routing solutions for the enterprise.

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