CHAPTER 33. Routing Protocols
SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE
Routers are devices that examine Network layer protocol addresses and make decisions based on those addresses on how best to send a network packet on its way to its destination. Routers can be used in a corporate network to interconnect various LAN segments, to connect to a wide area network (WAN)—for connecting branch offices to the headquarters, other companies or business units for example—or, more commonly, to connect a local network to the Internet.
Routers also play an important part in ...