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Routing first-step by Bill Parkhurst

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Chapter 4. Routing IP

What You Will Learn

After reading this chapter, you should be able to

  • Explain the use of static routes and the concepts of dynamic routing protocols

  • Understand the concepts, operation, and limitations of versions 1 and 2 of the Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

  • Understand the terms convergence, split horizon, poison reverse, and metric as they are used with dynamic routing protocols

  • Differentiate between a classful and a classless routing protocol

Routing IP packets is similar to the routing of mail and phone calls. Each system uses an address with a structure that is routable. The function of routing in the systems is to get something from point A to point B. The postal system address contains state, city, and street information; ...

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