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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Just a short notice for you. I reviewed a book in my last post, but what about all the other books? I am not going to turn this blog into a book reviewing site, so instead I have another plan. Hear me!

There will be no more…
I love books, I love: reading books, writing about books and I love recommending books that actually managed to teach my boggled brain something. I would love telling everyone about everything I read, but that’s going to be alot. so..

The Book Store
There are so many books, and so little time and I would like to work on more exciting content for you.
So I have a plan! At the book store how you can still see which books swing best, whenever YOU want to instead having to get it in your RSS feed all the time!
So from now on, there will be fewer reviews and more configuration and fun content!

The new book listing
This inspired me to integrate a book store to this site, you can reach it here!

I will present all the books that are valuable for certification and learning purposes along with some hobby books in the book store. You know… instead of flooding the web with blog posts about books.

Sounds like a better idea?

Best book recommendation: MPLS Fundamentals

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009


Are you a network operator or are you interested in getting a professional Cisco certification like CCIP?

MPLS is on the rise and something that everyone must learn today. I didn’t want to be left behind with my ‘old fashion’ routing, so I decided to do a little reading.

I actually bought this book 6 months ago but never had the time to pick it up and read it, but I realize that I should have done that a few months earlier.

The mass of knowledge contained inside was at great value, nicely and explained from the history of tag switching until today. Someone have obviously spent a lot of time editing it. Thank you, it was definitively worth buying.

Heard the word MPLS?
A lot of people are discussing it, you’ve probably heard the buzz about MPLS. Do you want to know what all the secret speech is about or do you just want to expand your knowledge on the subject of MPLS?

My experience with the book
I’ve actually spent a month reading and labbing with this book now and it covers everything you need to know to keep your position as the clever guy in the office/class. I am overly satisfied with this book, so that’s why I am writing a recommendation. It was just great!

What’s in the book?
I find that the book is very well formatted, everything that is important lights up in your face so that you will notice it.
It is amusing that someone is finally killing the argument that MPLS is here because of CPU usage.
A better argument must be that you can basically carry any protocol that you would like over MPLS, this is a pretty cool effect that extends MPLS+IP a mile or five. Learn how to MPLS enable a network and apply traffic engineering on it.

The book is divided into two parts, the first part covers the history and the technical fundament. The second part covers a bit more configuration and troubleshooting. I am not done with the last couple of chapters, but what I have read so far got my back covered a long time and I will start to write some articles about MPLS soon because of what I have already learned.

So if you’re like me, into new technology this must be right up your alley.
MPLS is soon to become everywhere, you need to learn it!

Buy it on Amazon

MPLS Fundamentals (Paperback)
by Luc De Ghein (Author) on Amazon

Best book so far this year!