Packet Guide to Routing and SwitchingOnline Periodical or Article - 2011
Go beyond layer 2 broadcast domains with this in-depth tour of advanced link and internetwork layer protocols, and learn how they enable you to expand to larger topologies. An ideal follow-up to Packet Guide to Core Network Protocols , this concise guide dissects several of these protocols to explain their structure and operation.
This isn't a book on packet theory. Author Bruce Hartpence built topologies in a lab as he wrote this guide, and each chapter includes several packet captures. You'll learn about protocol classification, static vs. dynamic topologies, and reasons for installing a particular route.
This guide covers:Host routing --Process a routing table and learn how traffic starts out across a network Static routing --Build router routing tables and understand how forwarding decisions are made and processed Spanning Tree Protocol --Learn how this protocol is an integral part of every network containing switches Virtual Local Area Networks --Use VLANs to address the limitations of layer 2 networks Trunking --Get an indepth look at VLAN tagging and the 802.1Q protocol Routing Information Protocol --Understand how this distance vector protocol works in small, modern communication networks Open Shortest Path First --Discover why convergence times of OSPF and other link state protocols are improved over distance vectors