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Routing first-step by Bill Parkhurst

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Chapter 1. Routing and Switching in Everyday Life

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 ...

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