Chapter 1

Networking and Network Routing: An Introduction

Abstract

In this chapter, we present an introduction to networking and network routing. We cover basics on addressing and the protocol stack. We also discuss varied ways the term “architecture" is used, and how this relates to network routing. Furthermore, the global telephone network and communication technologies are briefly presented.

Keywords

Network routing; internet protocol; addressing; IP architecture; communication technologies; architecture; global telephone network

Not all those who wander are lost.

J.R.R. Tolkien

It is often said that if anyone were to send a postcard with minimal address information such as “Mahatma Gandhi, India” or “Albert Einstein, ...

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