How This Book Is Organized

Although this book could be read from cover to cover, it is designed to be flexible and allows you to easily move between chapters and sections of chapters to cover just the material that you need to troubleshoot an immediate problem or to understand a concept.

Cisco Express Forwarding is divided into two parts. The first part of the book provides an overview of packet-switching architectures and CEF operation and advanced features. It also covers the enhanced CEF structure and general troubleshooting. The second part of the book focuses on particular case studies. Because CEF is a widely misunderstood technology, the case studies focus on a list of the common topics that have been problematic for customers and those ...

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