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Sams Teach Yourself TCP/IP in 24 Hours, Fifth Edition by Joe Casad

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Hour 8. Routing

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

IP forwarding

Direct and indirect routing

Routing protocols

The infrastructure that supports global networks such as the Internet could not function without routers. TCP/IP was designed to operate through routers, and no discussion of TCP/IP is complete without a discussion of what the routers are doing. As you learn in this hour, a router participates in a complex process of communication with other routers on the network to determine the best path to each destination. In this hour, you learn about routers, routing tables, and routing protocols.

At the end of this hour, you will be able to

• Describe IP forwarding and how it works

• Distinguish between distance-vector routing and link-state ...

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