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Internet Routing Architectures

By stretch | Friday, May 30, 2008 at 10:33 a.m. UTC

Cover: Internet Routing Architectures

I recently finished reading Internet Routing Architectures, 2nd ed. by Sam Halabi. This marks the second book I've completed from Internetwork Expert's list of recommended CCIE books, the first being Inside Cisco IOS Software Architecture.

Granted, Internet Routing Architectures is an older book, originally published in 2000. But has BGP changed all that much since then? Well, maybe. But I found the book a great compliment to my CCNP-level study of BGP.

Having never worked in a position where I dealt directly with BGP configuration and operation, I found the author's simplistic but applicable scenarios provided a great bridge to becoming more familiar with the protocol. While certainly no substitute for real-world experience, this book has boosted my confidence in my ability to implement BGP in a lab environment and further advance my study.

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May 30, 2008 at 2:35 p.m. UTC

Thanks for the short review. Have you thought about doing more books this way?

May 30, 2008 at 3:12 p.m. UTC

I hesitate to think of it as a "review," since I'm hardly an expert on the subject covered, but I'll definitely discuss more books I like as I read them.

Todd Woods
May 31, 2008 at 4:12 a.m. UTC

Don't be shy. It is a review and a good one. Short and to the point, not like some of the never ending diatribes some "reviewers" write.

You give an approximate knowledge level, work area, and usage along with brief review of how information is conveyed.

Keep up the good work.

June 2, 2008 at 9:29 a.m. UTC

Have you read Radia Perlmans book yet and one of the TCP/IP books they recommend they are good reads and IE recommend reading them before you get on to the Cisco Press books?

April 19, 2011 at 6:38 a.m. UTC

Hi Jeremy, have you got any recommendations because I'm studying for CCIE-Service Provider (350-029)

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