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Optimal Routing Design by Alvaro Retana, Don Slice, Russ White

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Appendix F. Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 1

1. What is the first thing you should think about when designing a new network?

Answer: Think about the purpose of the network. What sorts of traffic will the network carry, and what types of applications will be running on the network?

2. What are the primary goals in any network design?

Answer: The primary goals are reliability and resilience, manageability, and scalability.

3. How do you define a reliable network?

Answer: A reliable network delivers almost all accepted traffic to the right destination within a reasonable amount of time.

4. What elements in Layer 3 network design impact the delay and jitter budgets through the network?

Answer: The topology of the network determines the number ...

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