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Internet Addressing and Routing First Step

Chapter Description

This chapter explains how internet routing works, and how internet addresses are assigned and utilized by network structures.

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References

Two of these references are RFCs or Requests for Comments. RFC is a misleading name because RFCs are Internet standards that specify every protocol used on the Internet. There are thousands of RFCs, and a searchable index of RFCs can be found at http://www.ietf.org/rfc.html. RFCs are technical documents that are sometimes difficult to follow, so you might want to read the books listed here first.

  • Comer, Douglas E. 2000. Internetworking with TCP/IP, Volume 1: Principles, Protocols, and Architecture, Fourth Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

  • Hinden, R. and S. Deering. July 1998. IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture. RFC 2373.

  • Postel, J. September 1981, Internet Protocol. RFC 0791.

  • Stevens, W. Richard. 1993. TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley.