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Active Networks

ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit)

Autonomous System

Backbone Networks

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Best-Effort Delivery

Bridges and Bridging

Congestion Control Mechanisms

Cut-Through Architecture

Data Communication Concepts

Datagram and Datagram Services

DDR (Dial-on-Demand Routing)

Distance-Vector Routing


Fragmentation and Reassembly

HSRP (Hot Standby Router Protocol)

HSSI (High-Speed Serial Interface)

IADs (Integrated Access Devices)

IMP (Interface Message Processor)

Integrated Services (Int-Serv)

Internet Architecture and Backbone

Internet Protocol Suite



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IP (Internet Protocol)

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Label Switching

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RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer)

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Routing Registries


Static Routing

Store-and-Forward Networking

Switch Fabrics and Bus Design

Switching and Switched Networks


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VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol)

WAN (Wide Area Network)

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Google Web Directory: Routers and Routing

Bitpipe (search for "router")


Cisco documentation: Router Configuration Tutorial

Routing links at Cisco

Alcatel Wire-Speed Routing Guide

Alcatel White Paper: "Advanced Internetworking-Layer-Three Switching."

Godred Fairhurst's data communications course: Routers

Godred Fairhurst's data communications course: Operation of Routers

Juniper Networks technology notes and white papers

Terabit router information at Pluris

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