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

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12. Naming, Addressing, and Routing

This chapter provides an overview of three interrelated aspects of your detailed network design: naming, addressing, and routing.

Image A name is what we call something, generally something that is accessible from the network. A name is usually designed to be intelligible to human beings and easy to remember.

Image An address is a way to identify something that is accessible from the network. An address is not necessarily designed to be intelligible to human beings or memorable. It may encode information—and in the IP world ...

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