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Re: Why doesn't BGP...

  • From: Dean Gaudet
  • Date: Sat Nov 09 16:54:10 1996
  • Newsgroups: hot.mailing-lists.nanog

In article <h[email protected]>,
Ed Morin  <[email protected]> wrote:
>On Sat, 9 Nov 1996, Neil J. McRae wrote:
>> Try reading the manual. How is the router supposed to know what
>Well, until _somebody_ writes the definitive "Nutshell" book we
>all know just how useful the "FM" is to "RT".

I personally have found the information on the website/cdrom to be very
complete.  The case studies proved invaluable while I was learning various
things.  The BGP case study is incredible -- if you read it after reading
a theoretical text on BGP then you'll be set for configuring networks with
a small number of borders.  There's a draft somewhere too that talks about
common bgp configurations.

Granted it probably takes several hours of using the manuals before
you get a feel for how they're laid out and where to go for things.
That layout changes between 11.0 and 11.1 which can be annoying.  But
it's very complete.  I've only ever dealt with ip, atalk and bridging
however, maybe the experience in the other protocols is different.

Do you honestly believe that a book with "nutshell" in the title is
going to be more definitive than the CDROM documentation?  It would
weight twenty pounds.  And also on this nutshell thread -- I think that
people may be wishing for "IOS IP configuration in a nutshell".  There's
no way a single book could do justice to all the protocols IOS deals with.

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