Leah Lynch, CCIE No. 7220 R/S, is a network engineer with a large financial institution. Leah has more than seven years of experience in the IT industry, with four years focused on heterogeneous internetwork environments, including banking, retail, medical, government, manufacturing, corporate, sales, network service provider, telecommunications, and 2.5/3G wireless networks. Leah also holds several other Cisco certifications and is currently working on her Communications and Services CCIE. She wrote Chapters 6 through 9 (the QoS and BGP chapters) and can be reached at [email protected].
Karl Solie, CCIE No. 4599, is a principal engineer for the consulting firm Solie Research, LLC. Karl has more than 14 years of experience in the field designing and implementing some of the largest IF3- and SNA-based internetworks in the United States and abroad for companies such as McDonnell Douglas/Boeing, Unisys, and the Fulton and Los Angeles county governments. Karl is also active in Cisco professional development and, along with this volume, he has authored CCIE Practical Studies, Volume I, (Cisco Press, 2001). Karl can also be caught in the classroom, as a certified Cisco Systems instructor, training for the Ascolta Training Company in Minneapolis. Karl concentrated in applied mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and holds a bachelor of arts in law from the University of California, Irvine.
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