Cisco IP Routing: Packet Forwarding and Intra-domain Routing Protocols
Filenote | OCR'd, TOC built, PaginatedAs a networking professional, you will find this practical guidean invaluable resource for understanding routing technologies andconfiguring and troubleshooting Cisco routers, as well as forstudying for the CCIE exam. Cisco IP Routing presents themost thorough information available on the inner workings of Ciscorouters. Focusing on intra-domain dynamic routing protocols, thebook provides an in-depth understanding of IP routing andforwarding technologies, and their implementation within Ciscorouters.You will find essential background information on IP addressing,general routing and forwarding processes, and routing tablemaintenance. The book discusses packet forwarding and staticrouting, and details the specific mechanisms inside the dynamicrouting protocols, covering both the distance vector and link-staterouting protocols. Routing Information Protocol (RIP), InteriorGateway Routing Protocol (IGRP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF),and Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP), Cisco's proprietary routing protocol,are covered in depth within the context of Cisco'simplementation.Specific topics covered include:Variable length subnet masksClassful and classless addressing and routingRouting and forwarding differencesStatic and dynamic routingRouting table structure and maintenance in Cisco routersCisco packet switching mechanisms, including fast, optimum,distributed, NetFlow, and Cisco Express ForwardingCisco load-sharing techniquesThe Bellman-Ford and Dijkstra algorithmsRIP packet formats, input and outbound messaging, eventprocessing, configuration commands, and moreIGRP packet formats, input and outbound messaging, eventsprocessing, configuration commands, and moreComparison between ISIS and OSPFOSPF subprotocols and packet formatsOSPF intra-area, inter-area and external routingOSPF flooding algorithm and link-state databasesynchronizationLSA installation and SPF schedulingOSPF configuration and implementation in Cisco routersEIGRP operation and configurationEIGRP stub router featureNumerous examples of logs from real Cisco routers illustrate theconcepts presented and their practical application. Usefulconfiguration examples are also presented. In addition, many of thechapters include a Frequently Asked Questions section thatclarifies common misunderstandings and confusion about IP routingtechnologies and Cisco routers.Comprehensive, yet detailed and accessible, Cisco IPRouting provides the inside information you need to be a trulyproficient Cisco router networking professional.