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

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Chapter 4. Dynamic Routing Protocols

  • Routing Protocol Basics

  • Distance Vector Routing Protocols

  • Link State Routing Protocols

  • Interior and Exterior Gateway Protocols

  • Static or Dynamic Routing?

The last chapter explained what a router needs to know to correctly switch packets to their respective destinations and how that information is put into the route table manually. This chapter shows how routers can discover this information automatically and share that information with other routers via dynamic routing protocols. A routing protocol is the language a router speaks with other routers in order to share information about the reachability and status of networks.

Dynamic routing protocols not only perform these path determination and ...

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