- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Cisco Press (March 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 157870071X
- ISBN-13: 978-1578700714
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,335,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A comprehensive ntroduction to routing concepts and protocols in IP networks.
Comprehensive review of the operational mechanics of today's leading routing protocols, including IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, RIP, and RIP-2Detailed explanation of IP addressing, including classful and classless addresses, subnetting, supernetting, Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR), and Variable Length Subnet Masks (VLSM)Side-by-side comparisons of various LAN segmentation technologies, including bridges, switches, and routersExploration of how routers are used to build wide area networksExamination of the future of routing, including IPv6, next generation routing protocols, host-based routing, and IP Switching
"IP Routing Fundamentals" is the definitive introduction to routing in IP networks. This comprehensive guide explores the mechanics of routers, routing protocols, network interfaces, and operating systems.
This reference provides essential background information for network professionals who are deploying and maintaining LANs and WANs, as well as IT managers who are seeking information on how evolving internetworking technology will affect future networks. Part I discusses the many roles routers play in networks, Part II talks about the inner working of routers, Part III works with the operational issues of routing protocols, and Part IV addresses implementation issues that provide practical insight, in addition to a discussion of the future of routing.
About the Author
Mark A. Sportack is an information technology architect at AT&T, where he has worked for the past 18 years. His current responsibilities include specifying the architectures and technology base for AT&T's local and wide area networks. He has written numerous position papers and is the author or co-author of four books on various aspects of networking technology: High-Performance Networking Unleashed, NT Clustering Blueprints, Teach Yourself MCSE Networking Essentials in 14 Days, and Networking Essentials Unleashed.
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The first section discusses the essance of LAN funtionality. He talks about the OSI model, data, IP addressing, scalibility, growth constraints and resolutions for those constraints.
Then he dedicates several chapters to WANs. He talks about how they communicate and he gives a fantastic overview of WAN protocols that use Circuit, Packet, and Cell switching technologies as well as an indepth sectin on media.
The third section covers the routing protocols. Why? So you can design your routed network and choose the best protocols based on your network needs and the protocols performance benifits and constraints.
The fourth section covers engineering a Network. He discusses topoligies, protocols, and blended systems.
The graphics and style of this book are indicitave of a great communicator. Before I read this book I could confuse anybody I talked to about networking, now I can communicate these complex issues on a more down to earth level. Mr. Sportack should be highly commended for this book.