Protocols and Routing

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WE HAVE COVERED NETWORKS AND ADDRESSING, so it’s time to consider protocols and how data are routed from one system to another. Routing protocols fall into various types depending on whether they are routing protocols for a wide area network (WAN), a metropolitan area network (MAN), or a local area network (LAN). We will begin with the linkages between networked devices—computers, printers, routers, and so forth, and then work our way through the protocol stack and among various routing stages and techniques.

Chapter 12 Topics

This chapter:

•  Covers the concept of encapsulation.

•  Discusses address resolution.

•  Presents connection-oriented and connectionless networking.

•  Explores various routing protocols ...

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