Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Junos for Dummies

If you're in charge of a network, you’re probably aware that the only time anyone notices the network is when there are problems. With Junos OS and this friendly book to help you set up and manage your network, folks will instead notice the improvements. You get the help you need for switching, routing, security, interface configuration, and more.

Open the book and immediately find tips for integrating Junos OS with other systems plus a guide for choosing the right hardware. The authors show you how to assign IP addresses to routers and how to run RIP, OSPF, and IS-IS on your network. There are security recommendations using firewalls and address translation and instructions for monitoring your routers. You'll also be shown how to enable Class of Service (COS) and several ways to minimize downtime with Junoscript. Junos for Dummies shows you how to:

* Understand how the control plane handles network setup and establishes traffic policies
* See how a single network operating system adds stability and reliability while saving administrative time
* Set up a routing protocol to exchange routing info between routers in your network _ Speed packets through your network with MPLS
* Set up individual or group user accounts
* Configure Junos software security features to restrict access and prevent attacks.