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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

This was last published in January 2008

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