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; ...