Part V. Routing Protocol Comparisons

In Part V, we survey the routing protocols, both unicast and multicast, in use in the Internet. Chapter 13, Unicast Routing Protocols, compares and contrasts the unicast routing protocols in use in today’s Internet: RIP, OSPF, BGP, IGRP, and Integrated IS-IS. Each protocol is explained in terms of the basic functions that every IP routing protocol provides: neighbor discovery, distribution of routing data, routing calculations, aggregation, policy controls, and so on. We end with a discussion of how routing information is exchanged between routing protocols.

Chapter 14, Multicast Routing Protocols, examines the multicast routing protocols that have been developed for the Internet: DVMRP, MOSPF, PIM Dense, PIM ...

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