Praised in its first edition for its approachable style and wealth of information, this new edition provides readers a deep understanding of exterior routing protocols, teaches how to implement them using Cisco routers, and brings readers up-to-date on the latest enhancements and advanced IP routing issues. Routing TCP/IP, Volume II, Second Edition covers TCP connections, message states, path attributes, interior routing protocol interoperation, neighbor connections, and much more. The authors present crucial knowledge for every professional who wants to manage routers to support network growth and change. The routing and switching techniques they cover are fundamental to all modern networks, and form the foundation of all CCIE tracks - making this book an outstanding resource for those seeking to earn Cisco's elite CCIE credential. While this book's "practical" aspects focus on Cisco's IOS, the authors illuminate concepts and issues that apply to any routing platform - making this a superb general reference for network professionals in any environment.