The goal of this chapter is to provide you with an overview of the Cisco router configuration options commonly used in enterprise networking environments, specifically:
Configuration of IP, IPX, and AppleTalk protocols
Basic protocol routing configuration
Using the Cisco IOS command line and configuration modes
Understanding memory usage
Upgrading the IOS and disaster recovery
Setting up router logging, accounting, and security
IP routing protocols (BGP, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and so on) and advanced configuration options (such as access control lists and Network Address Translation) will be covered in Chapter 9, "Advanced Cisco Router Configuration," Chapter 10, "Configuring IP Routing Protocols ...