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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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Configuration files

A networking device has to be customized for use though the definition of specific parameters that define how the device should function. These parameters include the name of the router (hostname), interface IP addresses, the routing protocols and their parameters such as area IDs or autonomous system numbers. These parameters are configured by the network administrators and are stored in the form of configuration files on these devices.

Configuration files contain the Cisco IOS software commands used to customize the functionality of the Cisco device running an IOS image. The commands are translated and executed by the IOS when the system is booted, and parameters from these commands are used to customize the router functionality. ...

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