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Linux® Routing by Ron McCarty, Dee-Ann LeBlanc, Joe Brockmeier

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Data Networking with Routers

Until the push of broadband technology in the last several years, the router was the most common hardware used to connect remote sites requiring multiple user support. Routers are known for their Layer 3 routing capability and multiple physical interface support.

This book covers routing with Linux in detail. However, much of the following covers interfaces that can be purchased for both Linux and hardware-based routers.

One of the major advantages of hardware routers over host-based solutions, such as Linux, is their simplicity and dedicated operating system.With a generic operating system, one of the other services can affect the routing functionality. For example the kernel might mistakenly have an unneeded, ...

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