Chapter 1. Internet Protocol Operations Fundamentals

In this chapter, you will learn about the following:

IP networking concepts

IP protocol operation concepts

IP traffic plane concepts

Router packet processing and forwarding concepts

Router architecture concepts

This chapter builds the foundation for the remainder of the book by introducing the concepts and terminology critical to understanding IP traffic plane security. Basic IP network concepts and IP protocol operations are reviewed, including the various packet types found in the network and how these packets apply to different IP traffic planes. Then, packet processing and forwarding mechanisms used by routers are reviewed. Special attention is given to how various packet types ...

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