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Active Networks

Aggregation in Routing

ARIS (Aggregate Route-based IP Switching)

ARP (Address Resolution Protocol)

Autonomous System

Bellman-Ford Distance-Vector Routing Algorithm

Best-Effort Delivery

BGP (Border Gateway Protocol)

Brouter (Bridge/Router)

CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing)

CIX (Commercial Internet eXchange) Association

CLNP (Connectionless Network Protocol)

Convergence of Routing Tables

Core Network

CoS (Class of Service)

Data Communication Concepts

Datagram and Datagram Services

Dijkstra Algorithm

Distance-Vector Routing

DNS (Domain Name Service) and Internet Domains

Dynamic Routing

Edge Devices

EGPs (Exterior Gateway Protocols)

End Systems and End-to-End Connectivity

ES-IS (End System-to-Intermediate System) Routing

Explicit Routing

Exterior Routing



Fragmentation and Reassembly

Framing in Data Transmissions


Gateway-to-Gateway Protocol


HPR (High-Performance Routing)

HSRP (Hot Standby Router Protocol)

IADs (Integrated Access Devices)

IDPR (Interdomain Policy Routing Protocol)

IGP (Interior Gateway Protocol)

IGRP (Interior Gateway Routing Protocol)

IMP (Interface Message Processor)

Internet Architecture and Backbone

Internet Connections

Internet Protocol Suite



IOS (Internetwork Operating System)

IP (Internet Protocol)

IP over ATM

IPX/SPX (Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange)

IS-IS (Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System) Routing

ISPs (Internet Service Providers)

Label Switching

LAN (Local Area Network)

Link-State Routing

MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching)



Multilayer Switching

NAP (Network Access Point)

Network Architecture

Network Concepts

Network Design and Construction

Network Layer Protocols

NLSP (NetWare Link Services Protocol)

OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) Model

OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) Routing

OSRP (Optical Signaling & Routing Protocol)

Packets and Packet-Switching Networks


PNNI (Private Network-to-Network Interface)

Policy-Based Management

Protocols and Protocol Stacks

QoS (Quality of Service)

Registries on the Internet

RIP (Routing Information Protocol)

RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens)


Routing on the Internet

Routing Registries

RSVP (Resource Reservation Protocol)

Source Routing


Static Routing

Store-and-Forward Networking

Traffic Management, Shaping, and Engineering

vBNS (Very high-speed Backbone Network Service)

VLAN (Virtual LAN)

VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol)

Zones and Zone Servers

Web Links
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Google Web Directory: Routers and Routing

Cisco routing protocols page

Cisco documentation: "Designing Large-Scale IP Internetworks" (includes sections of IGRP, OSPF, and BGP)

Cisco documentation: "Routing Basics"

Routing links at Cisco

Routing links at ITPRC

Multilayer routing information and links by Noritoshi Demizu

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