Chapter 7. Introduction to Cisco Routers

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 ...

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