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OSPF: A Network Routing Protocol by Phani Raj Tadimety

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CHAPTER 13

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The Secret of Routing Powers

You can’t handle the truth!

—Jack Nicholson as Col. Jessup, in the movie A Few Good Men

Routing is based on the principle that a destination that is n hops away from a router is one hop closer to the router’s immediate neighbor; that is, it is just (n-1) hops away from that immediate neighbor. As done in some prior chapters, we look at LinkedIn’s social networking setup as a good way to understand the routing possibilities of networks. This chapter surveys some of the similarities between a router network and LinkedIn’s implementation of its social networking service. The chapter then proceeds to identify ...

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