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IP routing fundamentals
Sportack, Mark A.
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Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : Cisco Systems/Cisco Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
xvii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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TK5105.585 .S656 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A comprehensive ntroduction to routing concepts and protocols in IP networks.

Comprehensive review of the operational mechanics of today's leading routing protocols, including IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, RIP, and RIP-2 Detailed explanation of IP addressing, including classful and classless addresses, subnetting, supernetting, Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR), and Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM) Side-by-side comparisons of various LAN segmentation technologies, including bridges, switches, and routers Exploration of how routers are used to build wide area networks Examination of the future of routing, including IPv6, next generation routing protocols, host-based routing, and IP Switching

IP Routing Fundamentals is the definitive introduction to routing in IP networks. This comprehensive guide explores the mechanics of routers, routing protocols, network interfaces, and operating systems.

This reference provides essential background information for network professionals who are deploying and maintaining LANs and WANs, as well as IT managers who are seeking information on how evolving internetworking technology will affect future networks. Part I discusses the many roles routers play in networks, Part II talks about the inner working of routers, Part III works with the operational issues of routing protocols, and Part IV addresses implementation issues that provide practical insight, in addition to a discussion of the future of routing.

Author Notes

Mark A. Sportack is an information technology architect at AT&T, where he has worked for the past 18 years. His current responsibilities include specifying the architectures and technology base for AT&T's local and wide area networks. He has written numerous position papers and is the author or co-author of four books on various aspects of networking technology: High-Performance Networking Unleashed , NT Clustering Blueprints , Teach Yourself MCSE Networking Essentials in 14 Days , and Networking Essentials Unleashed .

Table of Contents

I Internetworking Fundamentals
1 An Introduction to Internetworking
2 Understanding Internetwork Addresses
3 Routers and LANs
4 Routers and WANs
II The Inner Workings of Routers
5 Internet Protocols Versions
6 Transmission Technologies
7 The Mechanics of Routing Protocols
III Routing Protocols
8 Routing Information Protocol
9 Routing Information Protocol Version 2
10 Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
11 Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
12 Open Shortest Path First
IV Implementation Issues
13 Building Internetworks
14 Internetworking with Dissimilar Protocols
15 The Future of Routing