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Learn the Packet Delivery Process (Host-to-Host Communication) - Pt. 2

Learn the Packet Delivery Process (Host-to-Host Communication) - Pt. 2

In every network, data packets are exchanged among hosts through numerous networking devices along the traffic path, such as switches, routers, and firewalls among other devices, so you can comfortably perform your daily tasks. Although the traffic transfer happens instantly, the host …

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Essentials of Packet Delivery Process (Default Gateway and ARP) - Pt. 1

For everyday network communications and using various business and entertainment applications, a vast amount of data packets is exchanged between networking devices. However, the host-to-host delivery either in the same network or between different networks is not a simple process and …

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Exploring Routing Functions and the Purpose of the Routing Table

Exploring Routing Functions and the Purpose of the Routing Table

For everyday network operations and proper exchange of data throughout the enterprise environment, routing functionality must be implemented on Layer 3 devices. This functionality is usually performed on routers, although it can also be provided by other devices such as firewalls and …

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Why Is BGP the King of Routing Protocols?

Why Is BGP the King of Routing Protocols - a brief overview

Routers must be aware of all networks within the enterprise premises and the available routes to reach them to provide full network connectivity. For that purpose, routing protocols are used such as OSPF, EIGRP, or RIP, to dynamically exchange information and perform appropriate recal …

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All You Need To Know - Cisco ASR 5500 Multimedia Core Platform Review

All You Need To Know - Cisco ASR 5500 Multimedia Core Platform Product Review

The internet has changed the way organizations operate by making it possible for businesses to reach global markets and communicate easily with their customers in different locations. However, due to these technical advancements, communication traffic has become complex and has increa …

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What Is a GRE Tunnel and How Do You Configure One?

What Is a GRE Tunnel and How Do You Configure One?

Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) is a tunneling protocol for exchanging encapsulated data packets over an established tunnel. In other words, GRE creates a virtual point-to-point link between two devices in separate networks that need to communicate with each other.` The whole proc …

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Back to the Basics: Is Static or Dynamic Routing Better?

The TL;DR of this question: Neither. They're just different. Read on to learn when to use each routing solution. Routers are an essential piece of hardware in networks. They preserve the knowledge of the network topology and use that information to forward packets to each destination. …

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Best Practices for Switch Stacking Configuration

Switch Stacking Configuration Best Practices

What Is Switch Stacking? Switch Stacking physically connects multiple switches into one logical switch. The switches will appear as one and interact together as if they were one large switch. Traditionally, when additional ports were needed, you would have to upgrade to a larger switc …

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