Reviews - What do customers think about Cisco Routers for IP Networking Black Book: A Practical In Depth Guide for Configuring Cisco Routers for Internetworking IP-Based Networks?
Fantastic! Jun 21, 2002
I was looking for a book that provided both a concise and in depth view into routing. I was surprised to find that this book did not repeat the same thing that everyother book does. His Chapter 1 offers not only the basic facts about routing, but also incorporates his own perceptions which facilitates understanding the subject and the manner in which he explains the topics. The information discussed within the book provides a proper foundation for beginners, and a deeper look into the routing algorithms for advanced engineers.
A truly in depth book on IP routing with Cisco gear! Jun 13, 2002
This book is great! A very thorough explanation of the routing protocols, lots of hints on how to configure those properly, the caveats of certain "typical" configurations, comprehensive research on all kinds of routing loops, you name it! The bridging section is invaluable. While this book is definitely an expert level, yet it you don't need to be one as this book will take you to the expert level should you choose to read it and work through the configurations it offers.
Not thrilled with this one May 22, 2002
This book is a tough read. The author uses 100 words to explain something that could be done in 25. It takes a simple subject and makes it too complicated to understand. The target audience is advanced users that want in depth information. Not what I would expect from the Little Black Book series. I would stick with Cisco Press on IP routing.
Add this Book to your library! Dec 10, 2000
Having read the Doyle's book, "Routing TCP/IP", at least three times over, I was pleasantly surprised to find new insightful concepts and perspectives on the various IP routing protocols in Rudenko's work. Rudenko displays a mastery over the subject matter and offers unique scenarios and examples to illustrate the main points. This 'black book' is more comprehensive than most cisco press books on similar topics, and I would highly recommend this book as an excellent companion to Doyle's book or just by itself!
12/2000: More good PRACTICAL info. 1/2002: Now on clearance! Dec 7, 2000
You can't go wrong buying this book! The clear & practical info you learn, if even just a few of it's many (comprehensive) topics will make it worth the [money]. This book is what I had hoped that the Giles ccie book would be. The NAT stuff looks especially good. And the appendices add a few good things. (The CD is useless to anyone who has internet access: just RFCs. They could have at least put a searchable copy of the book on CD, so we don't have to type in all those good IOS command examples!)
=== I wrote the above on 12/6/2000; today 1/8/2002 I just found the book on clearance ... at Microcenter. I'm not sure why; maybe a new edition is comming out. I bot 2 more for friends....