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Cisco Network Topology and Design

Chapter Description

Explore design issues related to overall network topology with this sample chapter from CCIE Professional Development: Large-Scale IP Network Solutions by Cisco Press.

Review Questions

1. If you need to support protocols other than IP in a large network, what would you do?

2. When would you consider breaking the hierarchy of a network design by linking distribution networks directly?

3. ATM is an ideal technology to grow a ring backbone to a partial mesh, and then to a full mesh. Does this make it a better choice for a backbone technology than point-to-point links? Why or why not?

4. Could you use different routers in your access, distribution, and core networks?


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