- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (June 21, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0130090263
- ISBN-13: 978-0130090263
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,027,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
Save a fortune: Use Linux to deliver cost-effective, reliable routing services.
Linux routers are inexpensive, flexible, stable, adaptable, expandable, easy to manage, and based on proven technology. In Linux Routers, Second Edition, Tony Mancill shows you exactly how to configure, administer, and troubleshoot Linux routing for today's most common internetworking applications. Thoroughly updated for the latest technologies and version 2.4 of the Linux kernel, this edition includes practical coverage of dynamic routing, Quality of Service (QoS)even next-generation IPv6 routing. Mancill's step-by-step explanations walk you through:
- Choosing the right Linux software distribution and hardware platform
- Building Ethernet LAN routers, including coverage of the Linux Router Project (LRP)
- Implementing Internet, extranet, and Frame Relay routing
- Creating VPN tunneling routers with iproute2 and FreeS/WAN
- Providing remote access to satellite offices while conserving bandwidth
- Using Linux IP firewalling features to improve network security
- Providing routing services alongside Web and DNS services on a single platform
- Monitoring Linux routers and maximizing availability in production environments
Whether your goal is to reduce network costs, add applications, solve problems you can't solve with "traditional" routers, or simply learn about routing hands-on without investing expensive, proprietary network gear, Linux Routers, Second Edition is all you need to get the job done.
About the Author
TONY MANCILL works for Vesta, a stored-value services company in Portland, Oregon. He has worked in several large IT shops as a UNIX systems administrator and systems programmer, including Bank of America and BellSouth, and he has been running Linux in production corporate environments since 1996. Mancill is also active in the Free Software community as a volunteer developer for the Debian project (http://www.debian.org/). He is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
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My PCs are in the school network, only one of which is known to the school servers. By reading chap 1-3, I activated ip_forwarding feature of kernel( >= 2.2.x->the book came out around this time). Doesn't work. I think about the situation. My PCs(in my network) see the outside servers but school servers don't see me. Answer: ip_masquerading->open up the packets of PCs inside the network, replacing the address with my router address(which outsiders know) and send them out. Perfect! I love linux. Ip_masquerading is explained in chap4 or Erbium->extranet router. All of these accomplish by reading about 100 pages.
The following chapters deal with WAN routers(I can't tell you practical aspect since I don't have WAN but I will one day).
This line is for beginners: so you feel worry about not understanding about networks?->chap 1-2 explains about all necessary basics to set up the router such as ip subnets/address, how to load/compile driver into the kernel, etc.
For those who are looking for WAN, here is a quote from the book: "I have been a longtime user of Sangoma cards, and enjoyed working with them so much that I took over the Debian package of their driver utility software(called wanpipe)."->pg 130.
To see whether it suits your needs, here are the chapters:
1)Routing Building Blocks
2)Ip, Ethernet, and Telephony Basics
5)Zinc-Frame Relay Router
7)Californium-Satellite Office Router
8)Hafnium-Internet Services Router
Note: this book doesn't describe the installation (you are not reading this if you don't know installation).
This book/Mr. Mancill took me/my confidence in linux to the next level.
The book is organized around chapters which describe how to build: a LAN router,an extranet router, a frame relay router, an internet router, a satellite office router, and an internet services router.
The book would make an excellent basis for a series of lab exercises.
Another excellent feature is appendix C, which describes how one can use VMware to experiment with virtual network configurations.
Students (and instructors) should be aware that there are some minor typos in the text and diagrams - for example figure C.1 has two subnets labelled "A", the righthand one should be "B".
cesium and xenon
Also good appendixes such as
B. building the linux kernel
C. Testing strategies and VMWare
D. Ethics and other considerations
I have studied CISCO router, but I cannot set Linux router.
After reading this book, I can test some Linux router commands and configurations.
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Linux is an excelent router and this book shows why.
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