Chapter 6. IP Routing Essentials

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Routing Protocol Overview: This section explains how different routing protocols advertise and identify routes.

Path Selection: This section explains the logic a router uses to identify the best route and install it in the routing table.

Static Routing: This section provides a brief overview of fundamental static route concepts.

Virtual Routing and Forwarding: This section explains the creation of logical routers on a physical router.

This chapter revisits the fundamentals from Chapter 1, “Packet Forwarding,” as well as some of the components of the operations of a router. It reinforces the logic of the programming of the Routing Information Base (RIB), reviews differences ...

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