Cisco IOS Release 12.0 access server and router software functionality and configuration information is documented in a 13-module documentation set. Each module consists of a configuration guide and reference manual. These 13 documentation modules cover the topics listed in Figure 1. There are also four supporting documents, which are described in the section "Supporting Documents."
The following documents support the Cisco IOS software documentation set:
These documents are available both as printed manuals and as electronic documents. The most up-to-date Cisco IOS documentation can be found on the latest CD-ROM and on the Web. The electronic documents contain updates and modifications made after the paper documents were printed.
You can access the electronic documents either on the Cisco Documentation CD-ROM or at Cisco Connection Online (CCO) on the World Wide Web.
To access software documents on CCO, follow this path:
Products and Ordering: Cisco Documentation: Cisco IOS Software Configuration: Cisco IOS Release 12.0
To access software documentation on the documentation CD-ROM, follow this path:
Cisco Product Documentation: Cisco IOS Software Configuration: Cisco IOS Release 12.0
Cisco Connection Online (CCO) is Cisco Systems' primary, real-time support channel. Maintenance customers and partners can self-register on CCO to obtain additional information and services.
Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, CCO provides a wealth of standard and value-added services to Cisco's customers and business partners. CCO services include product information, product documentation, software updates, release notes, technical tips, the Bug Navigator, configuration notes, brochures, descriptions of service offerings, and download access to public and authorized files.
CCO serves a wide variety of users through two interfaces that are updated and enhanced simultaneously: a character-based version and a multimedia version that resides on the World Wide Web (WWW). The character-based CCO supports Zmodem, Kermit, Xmodem, FTP, and Internet e-mail, and it is excellent for quick access to information over lower bandwidths. The WWW version of CCO provides richly formatted documents with photographs, figures, graphics, and video, as well as hyperlinks to related information.
You can access CCO in the following ways:
For a copy of CCO's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, contact email@example.com.
Cisco documentation and additional literature are available in a CD-ROM package, which ships with your product. The Documentation CD-ROM, a member of the Cisco Connection Family, is updated monthly. Therefore, it might be more current than printed documentation. To order additional copies of the Documentation CD-ROM, contact your local sales representative or call customer service. The CD-ROM package is available as a single package or as an annual subscription. You can also access Cisco documentation on the World Wide Web at http://www.cisco.com, http://www-china.cisco.com, or http://www-europe.cisco.com.
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