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Sams Teach Yourself Routing in 24 Hours


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  • Copyright 2003
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 400
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-672-32364-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-32364-5

Sams Teach Yourself Routing in 24 Hours presents routing fundamentals in 24 easy to follow lessons that build upon the previous lessons. Each of these lessons can stand alone as a tutorial on a particular routing concept, thereby adding greater value to the book. In addition to these "easy to follow" lessons, this book is full of useful notes, tips, and cautions from the author's extensive experience that will prove invaluable to anyone who wants to learn routing as quickly as possible. The reader will also benefit from the exercises (each one based on an actual experience the author has encountered) at the end of each chapter.

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Routing 101: Routing Algorithms

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary and a Q&A.)



Hour 1. Introduction to Routing.

Routing and the Internet. Routing in Everyday Life.

Hour 2. Routers, Protocols, and the OSI Model.

The OSI Model. Router Interaction with Protocols and the OSI Model.

Hour 3. Routing Algorithms.

Routing Algorithms Within Routing Protocols.

Hour 4. Understanding Routed Protocols.

How Routed Protocols Work. Routed Protocol Divisions and Classifications. Protocol Encapsulation.

Hour 5. Understanding WAN Protocols.

The Purpose of WAN Protocols. Understanding the Difference Between Public and Private Networks. WAN Protocols and the PSN.

Hour 6. Understanding Routing Protocols.

The Big Picture. Dynamic Route Updates.

Hour 7. Understanding How Routers Move Data.

Routers and the Network Layer. Protocol Routing. The Mechanics of Routing.


Hour 8. Introducing IP.

TCP (Transmission Control Protocol). IP (Internet Protocol). Network Subnetting. Supernetting an IP Network.

Hour 9. Discovering IP Router Configurations.

Router Interfaces. ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol). Using ICMP and ICMP Tools.

Hour 10. Understanding Segmented Networks.

Learning the Basics of Subnetting. Configuring Static Routes Between Subnets.

Hour 11. Using CIDR.

The Problem: Classful IP. The Solution: CIDR.

Hour 12. Understanding IPX Basics.

Introducing IPX. IPX Addressing. Sample IPX Router Configuration. IPX Routing.

Hour 13. Dynamic Versus Static Routing.

Dynamic Routing Basics. Static Routing Basics.

Hour 14. Understanding ISDN.

The History of ISDN.

Hour 15. Learning X.25.

X.25 Terminology. X.25 Concepts and Functions.

Hour 16. Learning Frame Relay.

Frame Relay Technology. Frame Relay Configuration Basics.

Hour 17. Understanding RIP.

How RIP Works. Configuring RIP.

Hour 18. Routing with IGRP.

IGRP Versus RIP. IGRP Technology. IGRP Configuration Information.


Hour 19. Learning EIGRP.

EIGRP Technology. Configuring EIGRP.

Hour 20. Exploring OSPF.

OSPF Technology. OSPF Configuration.

Hour 21. Exploring PNNI.

ATM Architecture. The UNI Signaling Protocol. PNNI Hierarchy. PNNI Routing Protocol. The Relationship between PNNI and QoS Metrics. PNNI Signaling Protocol. PNNI Crankback. Configuring PNNI.

Hour 22. Using IS-IS.

IS-IS and DECnet. How IS-IS Relates to CLNP. IS-IS Link-State Routing. IS-IS Metrics and Algorithms. Exploring IS-IS Addressing, Areas, and Domains. Examining IS-IS Packets. IS-IS Routing. Sample IS-IS Configurations.

Hour 23. Understanding BGP.

Defining BGP Autonomous Systems. Routing with the Exterior Border Gateway Protocol (EBGP). Interior Border Gateway Routing.

Hour 24. Basic Router Security.

Hardware-Based Router Security. Software-Based Security for Routers.


Appendix A. Using NAT.

Behind NAT: The Concepts and the Technology.

Appendix B. Access Lists.

Examining IP Access Lists.



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