What You Will Learn
After reading this chapter, you should be able to
Understand the concepts of routing and switching using familiar systems (postal, road, and telephone)
Understand the properties of a routable address and how various parts of the address are used to route something from point A to point B
Understand the concept of route summarization, or aggregation, at the core and distribution level for reducing the amount of information required in the routing tables at these levels
The Internet is nothing new. Think about that statement. Certainly the technologies are new and applications such as e-mail, instant messaging, web sites, and video on demand are new, but the concepts are not. How the ...