Juniper Networks® is the innovator of high-performance routing platforms used by many of the world's largest service providers. Written by the leading experts and technical writers at Juniper Networks, this book represents the definitive reference and practical guide to Juniper Networks hardware and software. This comprehensive compendium culls and condenses nearly 6,000 pages of technical documentation, field alerts, technical FAQs, and more into a single convenient and accessible resource. It provides essential information for anyone designing, building, installing, configuring, and operating Juniper Networks routers.You will find in-depth information about the JUNOSTM Internet software, Juniper Networks routers, system management, interfaces, security, and VPNs. All the latest in Juniper Networks technologies and releases are covered, including JUNOS 5.4; the newest routing platform, the T640 Routing Node, and the complete M-series router series. Other topics covered include:Router architecture and hardware components, including the T-series and M-series routers and routing nodesCLI configuration and system management with SNMPJUNOS interfaces, including Ethernet, multilink, SONET/SDH, unicast and multicast tunnels, and channelizedClass of service (CoS) IP Security (IPSec)Routing policy and firewall filtersRouting protocols, including IS-IS, OSPF, RIP, PIM, DVMRP, IGMP, SAP, SDP, MSDP, and multicast scopingIPv6, including IPv4-to-IPv6 transition mechanismsVarious MPLS applicationsVirtual Private Networks, covering Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs.