Distance Vector Routing

Couple weeks ago I talked about routing protocols and in the post I mentioned two routing protocol features distance vector and link state. Although these protocols fundamentally do the same thing by getting information on remote networks they get this information in a different way. For today let’s introduce distance vector routing. Continue reading “Distance Vector Routing”

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World IPv6 Day!!

Are we ready for IPv6?So what is IPv6 day? Today major companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo and ISPs (Internet Service Providers) test their IPv6 deployments. Why is this important? Well if you follow IPv4 news you might already know that IPv4 addresses have been exhausted and the need to move to different address space is critical, if new web services are to be deployed. The question is can we run both? Continue reading “World IPv6 Day!!”

Classful vs. Classless Routing

Before the internet and general networking become popular into what it is now, there were and still are routing protocols that only do classful routing. What is classful routing? When I was talking about Dynamic Routing earlier (See the post Dynamic Routing Protocols) I mentioned there was a difference between classful routing and classless routing. So in today’s post let’s focus on these two but important topics when using routing protocols. Continue reading “Classful vs. Classless Routing”

Understanding VTP

Some people hate it, some people love it. It’s the Cisco proprietary VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) which in short means that Cisco switches can exchange VLAN configuration, instead of manually configuring each switch with the same VLANs. I also suggest if you don’t know what a VLAN is check out the post Creating VLANs Let’s get right into understanding VTP. Continue reading “Understanding VTP”

Dynamic Routing Protocols

If you ever wanted to set up a network manually, you will quickly find how much overhead is required to get PCs, printers, and other network equipment. That’s where dynamic routing protocols come into play although they are helpful I strongly urge you to understand static routing first. (See the post Configure Static Routing) So for today’s post let’s get the foundation of understanding dynamic routing protocols. Continue reading “Dynamic Routing Protocols”