Network Routing
Algorithms, Protocols, and Architectures


(Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, an imprint of Elsevier)


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Publication Date: March 30, 2007! | | | |


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Gutting the book

Just wanted to make sure that you didn't read the header as "getting" the book.

So, first, what's 'gutting' a book? To quote: "Gutting a book means quickly establishing the book's thesis (i.e. the main point the author is trying to make), together with the main lines of argument and the main evidence used to support those arguments" (more).

Obviously, as the authors, we do a have a theme, a thesis; this is summarized below. Certainly, as a reader, you make the final decision on how you want to gut this book.

Network routing can be broadly categorized into Internet routing, PSTN routing, and telecommunication transport network routing. We systematically consider these routing paradigms, as well as their interoperability. we discuss how algorithms, protocols, analysis, and operational deployment impact these approaches. A unique feature of the book is consideration of both macro-state and micro-state in routing; that is, how routing is accomplished at the level of networks and how routers or switches are designed to enable efficient routing.

In reading this book, we hope the reader will learn about 1) the evolution of network routing, 2) the role of IP and E.164 addressing in routing, 3) the impact on router and switching architectures and their design, 4) deployment of network routing protocols, 5) the role of traffic engineering in routing, and 6) lessons learned from implementation and operational experience. This book explores the strengths and weaknesses that should be considered during deployment of future routing schemes as well as actual implementation of these schemes. It allows the reader to understand how different routing strategies work and are employed and the connection between them. We use numerous real-world examples to bring the material alive.

Features & Benefits

  • Bridges the gap between theory and practice in network routing, including the fine points of implementation and operational experience
  • Routing in a multitude of technologies discussed in practical detail, including, IP/MPLS, PSTN, and optical networking
  • Routing protocols such as OSPF, IS-IS, BGP presented in detail
  • A detailed coverage of various router and switch architectures
  • A comprehensive discussion about algorithms on IP-lookup and packet classification
  • Accessible to a wide audience due to its vendor-neutral approach
  • CD-ROM with bonus chapters on advanced topics