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IP Routing [Paperback]

Ravi Malhotra
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Book Description

3 Feb 2002

This concise guide offers the basic concepts of IP routing,free of hype and jargon. It begins with the simplest routing protocol, RIP, and then proceeds, in order of complexity, to IGRP, EIGRP, RIP2, OSPF, and finally to BGP. New concepts are presented one at a time in successive chapters. By the end, you will have mastered not only the fundamentals of all the major routing protocols,but also the underlying principles on which they are based.The basic information in IP Routing is designed to help you begin configuring protocols for Cisco routers. Although author Ravi Malhotra assumes that readers have a basic understanding of TCP/IP and are somewhat familiar with Cisco router configurations, he also assumes that you find some or all of these protocols difficult to workwith.His book presents concepts simply, as nuts and bolts. Malhotra's use of plain language, analogy, and the recurring example of an imaginary network, which grows in complexity as the book progresses, will help you understand fundamental concepts behind each protocol. Once you masterthese concepts, you will benefit from the detailed information contained in Cisco manuals and web pages (such as bug lists, new features, design guides, etc).Depending on your skill level, you can either read IP Routing from cover to cover or use it as a reference for any of the protocols presented. The book describes administrative tools available to all the routing protocols, including those that block the advertisement of routing updates, and those that set up preferences for one routing protocol over another.Honed by years of teaching Data Communications at major universities and managing IP networks in production environments, Ravi Malhotra's knowledge of this subject makes IP Routing is the ideal primer to Internet routing protocols.

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (3 Feb 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596002750
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596002756
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 18 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 691,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Simply put, Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity is the mother of nearly everything that goes on in information technology. If it's not working right, pretty much nothing else will be working right. IP Routing helps you understand how packets get from one IP address (on one network) to another (on a separate network). This is what the Internet--not to mention all medium-sized and large corporate intranets--is all about. If you're a router technician, you need to understand what's in these pages. That's especially true if you use Cisco Systems equipment. Ravi Malhotra spends time on standard protocols that are used by all router makers, but he devotes significant space to Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP) and Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP), which are Cisco proprietary. He shows how to do configuration work in Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) exclusively.

In attacking each of the protocols he covers, Malhotra divides his exposition into several parts. First, he explains how to get the protocol running--he provides IOS listings that show how to bring it up on an example network (which he illustrates graphically). He then explains how the protocol assigns metrics to routes, and how it goes about evaluating metrics and choosing routes on the fly (this includes a look at the protocol's routing table structure). There's also coverage of any special features (such as virtual links under Open Shortest Path First--OSPF) and of troubleshooting strategies. Throughout, the author writes clearly, making effective use of graphics and realistic examples. --David Wall, Amazon.com

Topics covered: protocols for finding efficient routes between Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, as those protocols are implemented by Cisco routers. Covered protocols include both versions of Routing Information Protocol (RIP and RIP-2), Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP), Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4).


"....readers will master not only the fundamentals of all major routing protocols, but also the principals on which the protocols are based." -- Communications News, June 2002

Readers will master not only the fundamentals of all major routing protocols, but also the principals on which the protocols are based. -- Communication News, June 2002

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Let down by poor proof reading 7 Dec 2003
I'm an experienced Comms programmer and wished to extend my knowledge of TCP/IP in to networking. This book fulfils that requirement - it covers the material that I wanted to learn about and is pitched at about the right level. However, even as a network novice I started spotting errors within the first couple of dozen pages. The diagrams are poor - serial ports are labelled; ethernet ones never, IP addresses differ from those in the text or code blocks and the author has got terribly confused in places.
When reading this book, it is essential to visit the O'Reilly website and download the latest errata list - currently at around 1000 lines. I don't believe that this list is exhaustive yet, and this has dented my confidence in the book. I can no longer be certain that points that sound odd or counter intuitive are actually correct - I suspect that at least some of these are unreported errors too.
Without these errors I would rate this book much higher, and I'm surprised that the publishers released it in this state.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another gem from O'Reilly 28 Feb 2002
By P. S. Thurtle - Published on Amazon.com
Technical books are often more difficult to understand than the topics they intend to explain. Frequent readers of computing manuals have learned that O'Reilly's books are clearer in organization than others without sacrificing detail. The manual on _IP Routing_, written by Ravi Malhotra, is one of the best manuals that O'Reilly has put out yet. Malhotra's writing is personable yet clear, his use of analogies abundant, and his topic organization impeccable. Malhotra is able to provide enough detail in the book to remain useful to an experienced network administrator while still appealing to those of us with only the most casual interest in Internet Protocol Routing. I found the chapter on "Border Gateway Protocol" especially well done. This book is a gem.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of "IP Routing" by Ravi Malhotra 26 Feb 2002
By Max Daigle - Published on Amazon.com
As a professional engineer, it is important for me to keep up to date with the latest in technology. For a learning tool to be effective not only is the subject matter important but the way in which the material is presented. I need to grasp the concepts quickly and retain that knowledge. I found Mr. Malhotra's "IP Routing" to be an excellent example of a well written learning tool. The subject matter is presented in a clear, articulate manner that was easy to follow and retained my interest from start to finish. I would highly recommend this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Under the Hood of IP 19 May 2002
By ira - Published on Amazon.com
Mr. Malhotra's book offers an exceptionally clear look under the hood of IP technology. As a director of the Center of Computer Technology in NYC, I am continually reading large numbers of books in many areas of the computer world. I only wish that all these books were as clarifying and effective as this one. The author knows how to communicate the methodology of IP technology in a way that offers insight to its workings. This book takes one deeper than the step-by-step approach, and advances the kind of substantial understanding that would benefit anyone desiring to become a valued professional. While this first edition has several typographical errors, they are insignificant beside the indisputable value of its top notch content, and its colorful, insightful delivery. This is easily a five star choice!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Uninteresting and doesn't cover much for the topic. 11 May 2003
By Tim Greer - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't see the point. There's not a lot that can be used or applied. Just reading generalizations and not offering anything near the amount of knowledge and usefulness as a book dedicated to this topic should.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent breakdown for all technical levels. 19 Mar 2002
By Michael J Woznicki - Published on Amazon.com
In the world of networking, both local and wide area, a good network administrator must understand what it takes to perform IP routing. The understanding of dynamic routing versus static routing, defining route and setting up the optimal network. In this manual you have over 200 pages to help that task.

I found that section for RIP, with convergence and route summarization to very helpful in my current job and it also gave me several tips and tricks to enhance my current network, which I have installed.

The book also covers IGRP, EIRGP, VLSM, BGP as well as explaining in good detail RIP2 classful versus classless routing techniques. In the OSPF protocol a breakdown of stub, totally stub and not so stubby have excellent breakdowns and for the first time I have a better understanding of the concepts.

The author breaks the book down into how the protocols work, what happens when they run, how to setup them up and troubleshooting in case of errors or failures by use of screen shots and commands.

There are some typos but that is normal with any manual, overall any network or router technician should be able to find useful information throughout the book.
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