Chapter 6. Routing IP Packets

After completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • How are source and destination IP addresses used to route traffic through a network?

  • What are sources for routing information used to populate a router’s routing table?

  • How do routed protocols differ from routing protocols?

  • When multiple routing protocols know how to reach a destination network, which route is chosen?

  • When a single routing protocol knows of multiple routes to reach a destination network, how is the preferred path (or paths) chosen?

  • What is the distinction between an Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) and an Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP)?

  • What are the primary differences between distance-vector and link-state routing ...

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