Obtain a clear understanding of how routing information and traffic flows on a multivendor network
Routing policies for networks are often complex and not well understood. Many books detail the operation of routing protocols such as OSPF or BGP, but none place the protocols in the context of routing policies and the real world of ISP peering and customer relationships. Once realistic expectations of packet routing behavior are added to the basic routing protocols, routing policies are unavoidable. Fortunately, Walter Goralski sheds some much-needed light on this intricate protocol-policy relationship by offering two important benefits where other routing books fall short.
Goralski covers both Juniper and Cisco, and touches on other vendor implementations. Next, he focuses on real routing policy situations-the way routing domains actually work-instead of just detailing the protocol anatomy. Real-world multivendor configuration examples make this a hands-on guide for the network engineer or administrator who needs to optimize network traffic flows.
Topics covered include:
Addressing and routing
Subnets and supernets
ISP peering and routing policies
Cisco and Juniper Networks router configuration
Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Configuring RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP
* Routing policies for all networking situations