Juniper Networks Reference Guide

Thomas M. Thomas / Doris Pavlichek / Lawrence H. Dwyer / Rajah Chowbay / Wayne W. Downing / James Sonderegger  
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October 2002
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Juniper Networks is the second largest provider of high-end networking routers, owning 27% of the $466 million market to Cisco's 67%, according to Dell'Oro Group, a firm that tracks networking equipment sales. This implementation guide to Juniper Network routers, teaches readers how to configure, deploy, and maintain Juniper routing solutions. It provides concise explanations of internetworking theory and contains detailed examples that will enable a network engineer to configure products. The case studies are taken from real world router configurations and there are numerous templates that can be easily applied to the reader's own network.

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Juniper Networks® Reference Guide is the ideal implementation guide to the Juniper Networks® family of Internet routers and the network operating system JUNOS™. With concise explanations of internetworking theory and detailed examples, this book teaches readers how to configure, deploy, and maintain their Juniper Networks routing solutions. Experienced JUNOS engineers will benefit from the tested configuration examples, which they can apply to their own networks. Those new to the JUNOS Internet software will find everything they need to pass the Juniper Networks JNCIS™ certification exam.

Essential topics covered include:

  • An introduction to the core technologies of Juniper Networks, including their role in Carrier Class routing
  • System configuration, from the installation of a Juniper Networks router to the functional inclusion of network management and security
  • Interface and routing protocol configurations, including internal routing protocols such as OSPF and IS-IS, as well as extensive discussions of external routing protocols like BGP
  • Explorations of advanced router operation and configuration, covering routing policies, MPLS, VPNs, and multicast

Juniper Networks® Reference Guide also contains information about the entire range of products and technologies behind key Internet building block technologies, giving readers an inside look not found in other books. Whether you are studying to become a JNCIE, need to maintain a multivendor routing solution, or are simply curious about Cisco System's competitor, this book is your key to the world of Juniper Networks.



Thomas M. Thomas II, founder of (now and the International Network Resource Group (, is currently working for Hired Guns. He holds Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE #9360), Certified Cisco Systems Instructor (CCSI#21702), CCNP, CCDA, and CCNA certifications. Tom is a prolific author whose publications include OSPF Network Design Solutions (Cisco Press, 1999) and other networking books.

Doris E. Pavilchek is a CCNA and CCDA and works as a project manager for Ericsson IP Infrastructure, overseeing product lifecycles and releases.

Lawrence H. Dwyer III holds CCNA and MCSE certifications and is currently the director of the Technical Support Lab for Ericsson IP Infrastructure.

Rajah Chowbay is a Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist (JNCIS), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE # 3445), Certified Ericsson Datacom Technician (E1), Certified Ericsson Instructor, and Certified Cisco Systems Instructor (CCSI). Rajah is currently working as Senior Technical Trainer/Technical Support Engineer with Ericsson IP Infrastructure.

Wayne W. Downing III is a Senior Consulting Engineer with Ericsson IP Infrastructure. Wayne has held technical leadership positions with several service providers (MCI Worldcom, Sprint, and AT&T), where he was responsible for network architecture, routing, and other business-related functions. He is a Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist (JNCIS) and also holds a variety of Cisco certifications.

James W. Sonderegger holds a B.S. in political science and is a Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist (JNCIS) as well as a Juniper Networks Authorized Trainer (JNAT). He also holds Cisco and Ericsson proprietary certifications. James currently works as a course developer and senior instructor for Ericsson Training.