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Internetworking Technologies Handbook, Fourth Edition by Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Chapter 6. Routing Basics

Objectives

  • Learn the basics of routing protocols.

  • Learn the differences between link-state and distance vector routing protocols.

  • Learn about the metrics used by routing protocols to determine path selection.

  • Learn the basics of how data travels from end stations through intermediate stations and on to the destination end station.

  • Understand the difference between routed protocols and routing protocols.

This chapter introduces the underlying concepts widely used in routing protocols. Topics summarized here include routing protocol components and algorithms. In addition, the role of routing protocols is briefly contrasted with the role of routed or network protocols. Subsequent chapters in Part VII, “Routing Protocols,” address ...

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