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Understanding the Network: A Practical Guide to Internetworking by Martin J. Michael

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Chapter 8. TCP/IP Dynamic Routing Protocols

In Chapter 2, "The Networker's Guide to TCP/IP," we reviewed the different protocols that make up the TCP/IP protocol suite. In the section covering Internet Protocol (IP), we reviewed the following:

  • Classful IP addressing

  • Classless IP addressing

  • The IP datagram routing process

  • Static and dynamic routing

Then, in Chapter 3, "The Networker's Guide to AppleTalk, IPX, and NetBIOS," we looked at AppleTalk and Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) protocol suites and the protocols that make these respective suites work. All these protocol suites provide the same fundamental set of communication services and can operate over the same transport media. TCP/IP's distinction is that it can scale to an almost limitless ...

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