This two-volume book describes the most common IP routing protocols used today, explaining the underlying concepts of each protocol and how the protocol components and processes fit within the typical router. Unlike other books, this title is not vendor focused. Volume 1 discusses fundamental concepts of IP routing and distance-vector routing protocols (RIPv2 and EIGRP). Volume 2 focuses on link-state routing protocols (OSPF and IS-IS) and the only path-vector routing protocol in use today (BGP). The volumes explain the types of databases each routing protocol uses, how the databases are constructed and managed, and how the various protocol components and processes, relate and interact with the databases. They also describe the routing protocols from a systems perspective, recognizing the most important routing and packet forwarding components and functions of a router. An illustrated description of IP routing protocols is given using real-world network examples. The books are presented from a practicing engineer’s perspective, linking theory and fundamental concepts to common practices and real-world examples. The discussion is presented in a simple style to make it comprehensible and appealing to undergraduate and graduate level students, research and practicing engineers, scientists, IT personnel, and network engineers.
Table of Contents
Volume I. 1. Introduction to IP Routing Protocols. 2. Types of Dynamic Routing Protocols. 3. Routing and Forwarding Tables in Routing Devices. 4. Static Routes in the Routing Table. 5. Routing Information Protocol (RIP). 6. Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP). 7. Network Path Control and Factors that Affect Routing Table Properties. Volume II 1. Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol. 2. Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS) Protocol. 3. Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
James Aweya, PhD, is a chief research scientist at the Etisalat British Telecom Innovation Center (EBTIC), Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has authored four books including this book and is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).