Linux® Routing

Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, Dee-Ann LeBlanc, Ronald W. McCarty, Jr

Publisher: New Riders, 2002, 328 pages

ISBN: 1-57870-267-4

Keywords: System Administration, Networks

Last modified: June 10, 2021, 8:01 p.m.

Linux Routing is a tutorial-reference written for experienced Linux users and administrators, as well as general network administrators, who want to set up a router instead of using the simple gateways Linux provides. This book gives you a solid grounding in the routing protocols and tools available to you, enabling you to choose which solutions make the most sense for your networks.

Picking up where most Linux titles leave off, Linux Routing, familiarizes you with advanced Linux networking tools, popular routing protocols, and the implementation of a router on a Linux machine in a variety of circumstances. In other words, you'll get the background you need in the context you need to apply it.

  1. Routing Basics
    1. Unicast protocols
      • The Example Network
      • Static Routing
      • Routing Information Protocol Version 1 (RIP-1)
      • Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIP-2)
      • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
      • Summary
    2. Multicast Protocols
      • Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIP-2)
      • Multicast Open Shortest Path First (MOSPF)
      • Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP)
      • Protocol Independent Multicast
      • Summary
    3. Introduction to Border Routing Protocols
      • Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP)
      • Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP)
      • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
      • Border Gateway Multicast Protocol (BGMP)
      • Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
      • Summary
    4. IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
      • IPv4 Addressing
      • Classless IPv4 Addressing
      • IPv6 Addressing
      • Summary
  2. Linux Routing Issues and Technologies
    1. Inside The Unicast Kernel 2.2.x Daemons
      • Guide to routed
      • Guide to gated
      • Summary
    2. Inside the Multicast Kernel 2.2.x Daemons
      • The PIM-SM Linux Daemon; pimd
      • The DVMRP Daemon: mrouted
      • Summary
    3. Kernel Support Tools
      • PPP Overview
      • PPP for Linux
      • rip2ad
      • Summary
    4. Kernel 2.4.x Routing Daemons
      • Changes from 2.2.x to 2.4.x
      • Other Networking Linux 2.4.x Kernel Options
      • Virtual Private Networks
      • Summary
    5. Inside the Commands
      • ifconfig
      • route
      • ping
      • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
      • traceroute
      • netstat
      • tcpdump
      • Summary
    6. Planning Basic Router Layout and Function
      • Introduction to Network Planning
      • Effective Router Management Through Managed Routing Tables
      • Special Case Routing Functions
      • Summary
    7. Linux Routing Basics
      • LAN Routing Basics
      • WAN Routing Basics
      • VPN Routing Basics
      • Summary
    8. Network Hardware Components, Technology, and Solutions
      • Analog Communications and Modems
      • Cable Modems
      • Digital Subscriber Line
      • Data Networking with Routers
      • Summary
    9. Building a Routing Kernel
      • Why Build?
      • Building the Linux Kernel
      • Special Function Distributions
      • Summary
    10. Security and NAT Issues
      • Packet Filtering and Packet Mangling with Your Router
      • IP Masquerading
      • Network Address Translation (NAT)
      • Summary
    11. Monitoring, Analyzing, and Controlling Network Traffic
      • Monitoring and Analysis Tools
      • Quality of Service (QoS)
      • Summary
  3. Appendixes
    1. Linux Routing Resources
      • Linux Routing Daemons
      • Linux Routing and Traffic Management Tools
      • Related Resources
      • Official Reference Documents
    2. Linux Hardware Routing Solutions
      • Standalone Linux Routers
      • Routing Cards That Work With Linux


Linux® Routing

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Very Good ******** (8 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 3:09 a.m.

A very good book about routing, especially Linux routing. It could have had some more detailed descriptions.


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