jeff doyle: routing TCP/IP, volume I (required), volume II
(recommended). from cisco press, CCIE professional
development series. the list price of each is $70--not bad
for 1000 pages--but you can get them at bookpool.com for
$50 each. these are two classics--the first deals with
interior routing protocols, the second with exterior, NAT,
for Spring, 2003, we had a hands-on routing lab for about 3 weeks.
This had 3 Cisco 2500 series routers plus a console server. Students
were able to configure these--with Cisco IOS configuration commands,
and were able to set things up for static routing, RIP, OSPF, etc.
For Spring, 2004, we had a similar lab (4x2500 + 3x4000 series routers
plus a console server) for most of the semester. In addition, for
Spring, 2003 we had field trips
to Stokeley Man. Ctr to see some of the actual UTK
routers in operation. So you get to write some underlying code to
manage a router--OSPF-lite, and also see how the network people configure