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EIGRP Network Design Solutions by Ivan Pepelnjak

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Chapter 4. AppleTalk EIGRP

AppleTalk is the third protocol family supported by EIGRP. You have seen the details of IP EIGRP in Chapter 2, "Advanced EIGRP Concepts, Data Structures, and Protocols," and the differences between IP EIGRP and IPX EIGRP in Chapter 3, "IPX EIGRP." In this chapter, you will see the differences between AppleTalk EIGRP and IP EIGRP.

Although the three EIGRP implementations share common algorithms, protocols, and packet formats, the behavior of AppleTalk EIGRP deviates from the common behavior you saw in IP and IPX protocol families. To start with, the Autonomous System number used in IP EIGRP and IPX EIGRP is replaced with router-ID in AppleTalk, preventing the network designer from deploying several parallel instances of ...

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