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Cisco® ISP Essentials by Philip Smith, Barry Raveendran Greene

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Chapter 2. General Features

This chapter covers general features that ISPs should consider for their routers and network implementations. Most are good design practices and don’t leverage particular unique Cisco IOS Software features, but each demonstrates how IOS Software can aid the smooth operation of an ISP’s business. Many of the features discussed here are described in the context of the ISP software covered in Chapter 1, “Software and Router Management.”

The importance of the loopback interface should never be overlooked, especially for general operations and management of the router. Indeed, it is surprising how few ISPs make use of this time-saving resource. The chapter continues with a discussion on how to configure router interfaces ...

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