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Routing TCP/IP, Volume I (CCIE Professional Development) by Jeff Doyle

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Intensifying the Study

Beyond the basics, and in parallel with your acquisition of practical hands-on experience, you must begin building a deep understanding of the internetworking protocols. At a minimum, you should read the RFCs recommended in this book. Ideally, read as many relevant RFCs as you can. They are available from many sites on the Internet; just do a Web search on “RFC.” One of the best sites is http://www.ietf.com.

Of course, not all internetworking protocols are described in RFCs. Look for advanced books, white papers, and tutorials on the non-IP protocols such as SNA, AppleTalk, IPX, and Banyan VINES. You should also study Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, and WAN protocols such as T-1, ISDN, X.25, Frame Relay, and ATM. You'll find ...

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