Foreword xix Introduction xxi Chapter 1: Introduction To Networking 1 Chapter 2: The Alcatel-Lucent 7750 SR and 7450 ESS Components and the Command-Line Interface 37 Chapter 3: Data Link Overview 83 Chapter 4: Switched Networks, Spanning Tree, and VLANs 131 Chapter 5: IP Addressing 169 Chapter 6: IP Forwarding and Services 237 Chapter 7: Transport Layer Services TCP and UDP 279 Chapter 8: Introduction to IP Routing 313 Chapter 9: OSPF 355 Chapter 10: BGP 393 Chapter 11: MPLS and VPN Services 427 Appendix A: Chapter Assessment Questions and Answers 469 Appendix B: Lab Exercises and Solutions 525 Glossary 649 Index 675
Kent Hundley (Alcatel-Lucent NRS I No. 1558) is a professional services IT consultant with more than 17 years of experience in the networking field. Kent has been a consultant for more than 12 years and has worked with numerous Fortune 100 enterprise clients and service provider customers in the areas of network architecture design, network operations, network management solutions, application analysis, and the design of security solutions. He is the author of several books on security and IPrelated technologies and currently works as a consultant for a leading provider of solutions for managing networks and applications.