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Byte.com: Configuring Routing Protocols Under Linux

Nov 01, 1999, 19:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Moshe Bar)

"In a LAN environment the network administrator doesn't have to care about how TCP/IP packets reach their destination. Configuring the LAN is as simple as defining an IP address, its subnet mask and maybe a DNS server."

"Once you have two or more LANs that need to be networked together, things get already more difficult. For one, you need some sort of device that routes packets from one LAN to the other (usually called a router or gateway). You also need to configure individual computers within each LAN to know the address of the router."

"This article will describe the routing process and its available algorithms. We will also discuss which routing protocols are available under Linux and how to configure them. That's a lot of stuff, so let's dive right into the subject..."

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