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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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The Ultimate Guide to DHCP Spoofing and Starvation Attacks

What Are DHCP Spoofing and Starvation Attacks? A detailed overview

A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) in a network is a common approach to allocating IP information dynamically to clients as they shift from one network to another within an enterprise.

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OSPF Configuration (Pt. 2) – Misc. Features and Multi-Area Configuration

OSPF Configuration Guide (Part 2) – Misc. Features and Multi-Area Configuration

OSPF can be implemented by using two different approaches, single-area or multi-area deployment. In a single-area design, all routers are part of the same area and are an appropriate option for small networks. Let’s not forget that in such a scenario many link-state advertisements (LS …

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Interior Routing Protocols Comparison: RIP vs EIGRP vs OSPF vs IS-IS

Interior Routing Protocols Comparison: RIP vs EIGRP vs OSPF vs IS-IS

Using a dynamic routing protocol in a network today is a common routing strategy for providing full network connectivity in enterprise environments. Simultaneously, it has many advantages over static routing and brings many additional benefits, especially in medium to large networks.

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