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

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TCP/IP Interior Gateway Protocols

At this point, you should have a solid understanding of how IP datagrams are routed, what the basic elements of dynamic routing protocols are, and why they are necessary. This section provides you with an overview of how RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, and OSPF work. Implementation and configuration of these protocols are covered in Chapter 10.

Routing Information Protocol, v1 and v2

RIP has the largest support base of any of the dynamic routing protocols. Almost every Layer 3 network device on the market supports at least one version or both versions of RIP. RIP is also available on most of the popular operating systems (UNIX and Windows NT), giving end-stations the capability to support multiple network gateways. ...

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