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REVIEW: "JUNOS Cookbook", Aviva Garrett

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  • Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Han
    BKJUNOSC.RVW 20080418 JUNOS Cookbook , Aviva Garrett, 2006, 0-596-10014-0, U$54.99/C$71.99 %A Aviva Garrett %C 103 Morris Street, Suite A, Sebastopol,
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      "JUNOS Cookbook", Aviva Garrett, 2006, 0-596-10014-0, U$54.99/C$71.99
      %A Aviva Garrett
      %C 103 Morris Street, Suite A, Sebastopol, CA 95472
      %D 2006
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      %I O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
      %O U$54.99/C$71.99 800-998-9938 707-829-0515 nuts@...
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      %O Audience i- Tech 2 Writing 1 (see revfaq.htm for explanation)
      %P 657 p.
      %T "JUNOS Cookbook"

      The preface lists some sample configurations for installing Juniper
      routers using the JUNiper Operating System (JUNOS). There is some
      discussion of optimization, but the focus is on the components of
      network interfaces and routing protocols. The structure has problem
      statements followed by sample configurations and then some discussion.

      Chapter one introduces the basic command line interface, different
      modes, and saving configuration files. Rudimentary router security
      and access control principles are noted in chapter two, but the
      details are rather odd. For example, the reader is advised against
      telnet, but the commands to disable the service are not provided
      (although implied by other examples). The "discussion" of some
      commands merely restates the command in more extensive verbiage. The
      structure and order of the material is not always logical and
      therefore it is sometimes difficult to extract useful meaning from
      some explanations.

      Chapter three lists the commands related to IPSec, although the
      description of the protocol itself is simplistic enough to be
      incorrect in places. SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is
      mentioned in chapter four. There is a lot of examination of alternate
      storage and redirection for logging and audit files, in chapter five,
      but little content related to the choice of the most important logging
      to enable. Network Time Protocol (NTP) is covered in chapter six.
      Chapter seven concentrates primarily on network and physical
      interfaces, and does not do a good job of reviewing the other types of
      interfaces.

      Routing is at the heart of networking, so chapter eight, while it does
      provide information about basic management commands, is not really
      enough for the full task. The material is backed up by that in
      subsequent chapters, but those concentrate on specific aspects, and we
      never get a solid overview. Chapter nine gives details on creating
      packet filtering firewalls. Chapters ten through fourteen deal with
      RIP (Routing Information Protocol), IS-IS (Intermediate System-to-
      Intermediate System protocol), OSPF (Open Shortest Path First), BGP
      (Border Gateway Protocol), and MPLS (MultiProtocol Label Switching).

      Chapter fifteen notes some commands related to requirements for
      virtual private networks (VPNs). Configuring for multicast routing is
      handled in chapter sixteen.

      This is a reasonable compilation of the commands for a Juniper router.
      But not much more.

      copyright Robert M. Slade, 2008 BKJUNOSC.RVW 20080418


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