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Designing Wide Area Networks and Internetworks: A Practical Guide by J. Scott Marcus

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10. Developing Strategies for Access Homing

We have talked about strategies for connecting remote locations to your infrastructure. But how do you select among multiple candidate locations within your infrastructure? And how many connections will you want to provide for each remote location?

This chapter deals with strategies for connecting, or homing, remote access locations to your infrastructure. Historically, there was a tendency to view homing in the context of a two-tier network: an access tier and a backbone tier. Today, however, it makes more sense to view homing in terms of a multitier hierarchical network and to realize that there is always a need to home traffic from a lower hierarchical tier to a higher one. The homing process can ...

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