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Packet Guide to Routing and Switching Bruce Hartpence

Packet Guide to Routing and Switching

Bruce Hartpence

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Go beyond layer 2 broadcast domains with this in-depth tour of advanced link and internetwork layer protocols, and learn how they enable you to expand to larger topologies. An ideal follow-up to Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols, this conciseMoreGo beyond layer 2 broadcast domains with this in-depth tour of advanced link and internetwork layer protocols, and learn how they enable you to expand to larger topologies. An ideal follow-up to Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols, this concise guide dissects several of these protocols to explain their structure and operation.This isnt a book on packet theory. Author Bruce Hartpence built topologies in a lab as he wrote this guide, and each chapter includes several packet captures. Youll learn about protocol classification, static vs. dynamic topologies, and reasons for installing a particular route.This guide covers: Host routing--Process a routing table and learn how traffic starts out across a network Static routing--Build router routing tables and understand how forwarding decisions are made and processed Spanning Tree Protocol--Learn how this protocol is an integral part of every network containing switches Virtual Local Area Networks--Use VLANs to address the limitations of layer 2 networks Trunking--Get an indepth look at VLAN tagging and the 802.1Q protocol Routing Information Protocol--Understand how this distance vector protocol works in small, modern communication networks Open Shortest Path First--Discover why convergence times of OSPF and other link state protocols are improved over distance vectors