Please share resources to learn about routing protocols and LAN/WAN setup.
April 27, 2007 7:01 AM Subscribe
Please share resources for learning about routing protocols, WAN/LAN setup, etc.
posted by odinsdream to computers & internet (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I can set up a basic network using private IPs. I can understand how larger networks are, in principle, operating, but I need a much better technical understanding of these larger networks and "best practices" for setting them up. I would love to hear what resources you use.
I took a Cisco class a couple years ago, and I learn other things as I go using internet resources like Wikipedia and HOWTOs. I understand basic routing, but don't understand routing protocols. I understand IP address spaces and subnets, but don't fully grasp how you actually dole out subnets or connect them to each other.
Can you share some good resources, books, websites, so on, to better my understanding of how to set up large networks that use a mix of public and private address space? Resources that cover multiple "what-ifs" are extra helpful, as I'll be working with pre-existing networks that are definitely not set up in the ideal fashions.
The software being used is Linux, and the hardware varies dramatically from location to location, if that matters.