Cisco IOS, Internetworking Operating System, is a very specialized proprietary operating system (OS) only for network routers and switches. It is dynamically upgradable, internetwork optimized, router-centric; provides common IP fabric, functionality and command-line interface (CLI) across a network. In its niche it is viewed as sophisticated, cost-effective. Does not run applications in the normal sense. Extremely command line oriented, said to be fully configured via only one configuration file.
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Brief, clear definition and description, by Romanian Cisco Partner, Datanet Systems.
Cisco IOS in a Nutshell
O'Reilly and Associates guide to configuring for TCP/IP protocol family, user interface, configuring lines and interfaces, access lists, routing protocols, dial-on-demand routing, security, quick reference to commands to work with TCP/IP and lower-level protocols, many examples.
Cisco IOS: Internetworking Operating System
Root page for Cisco's network OS: sophisticated, cost-effective, dynamically upgradable, internetwork optimized, router-centric; provides common IP fabric, functionality and command-line interface (CLI) across a network.
Telconi Terminal for Cisco IOS
A network management application giving experts a visual configuration editor and specialized terminal emulation for any Cisco IOS based devices, such as routers and switches.
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