Routing and Switching Concepts

Routing and switching are core networking functionalities, and every aspiring network professional needs a solid understanding of how various types of devices forward traffic to their destinations. Many protocols are configured on routers to forward packets, and switches use various methods to forward frames to their destinations.

In this chapter, you will explore how routers make their forwarding decisions to ensure packets are delivered to their destinations. You will gain a solid understanding of the various dynamic routing protocols, their algorithms, and the metrics used to determine the best path to a destination network. Furthermore, you will discover various configurations that are commonly implemented ...

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