Routing in Today's Internetworks: The Routing Protocols of IP, DECnet, NetWare, and AppleTalk
* Network architecture, zones, and packet formats
* Structures, subnetwork addressing, address resolution, addressing schemes, and datagram formats
* How to create, implement, support, and maintain routing environments
* Routing functions and standards
* Enhancement of communication between different routers
* How to improve network flexibility and functionality
Issues relevant to implementing a routing protocol or converting to a new one are discussed in depth. The author also clarifies differences between currently used protocols and protocols that are being introduced into different routing environments. He addresses:
* The Internet Protocol environment and the Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
* The DECnet Phase IV environment, DECnet Routing Protocol (DRP) DECnet Phase V, and End System-Intermediate System (ES-IS)
* Novell's Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX), Service Advertising Protocol (SAP), and Novell's implementation of the Routing Information Protocol
* AppleTalk's Datagram Delivery Protocol (DDP), Routing Table Maintenance Protocol (RTMP), and the AppleTalk Update-based Routing Protocol (AURP)
Routing in Today's Internetworks will meet the reference needs of communications engineers, data communications staff, network managers, consultants, and programmers who develop communications software.
Internet Protocol (IP).
Routing Information Protocol (RIP).
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF).
DECnet Phase IV.
DECnet Phase V. Intermediate System-Intermediate System (IS-IS).
IPX Routing Information Protocol (RIP).
NetWare Link Services Protocol (NLSP).
Routing Table Maintenance Protocol (RTMP).
AppleTalk Update-based Routing Protocol.