November 2014 Archive


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Output Ports
Output Ports

Output port processing, shown in Switching Fabric Figure 2, takes the packets that have been stored in the output ports memory and transmits them over the outgoing link. The data link protocol processing and line termination are the send-side link- and physical-layer

Tags switch fabric, packet loss, router, traffic load, packet scheduler
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The Internet Protocol (IP)
The Internet Protocol (IP)

Our discussion of network-layer addressing and forwarding thus far has been without reference to any particular computer network. In this section, we'll turn our attention to how addressing and forwarding are done in the Internet. We'll see that Internet addressing and forwarding

Tags internet addressing, internet forwarding, internet protocol, routing protocols, forwarding tables
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IP Datagram Fragmentation
IP Datagram Fragmentation

Well study in "The Link Layer and Local Area Networks" that not all link-layer protocols can carry network-layer packets of the same size. Some protocols can carry big datagrams, whereas other protocols can carry only little packets. For instance, Ethernet frames can carry up to

Tags maximum transmission unit, router, forwarding table, fragment, transport layer, ip datagram
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IPv4 Addressing
IPv4 Addressing

We’ll now concentrate on IPv4 addressing. Though you may be thinking that addressing must be a straightforward topic, hopefully by the end of this section you'll be convinced that Internet addressing is not only a juicy, subtle, and interesting topic but also one that is of central

Tags internet addressing, interface, subnet, cidr, network prefix, classful addressing
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