Routing Fundamentals

Learn fundamentals of how routers talk to each other in order to ensure your traffic gets where it needs to go, and what's unique about how Juniper devices do it!

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Course description

In this course, we’ll be covering the basics of how routers talk to each other to dynamically route traffic across networks. In addition, we’ll be taking a look at how Juniper devices handle traffic routing and forwarding and how those decisions are made. Finally, we’ll explore how to separate routing information with tables and instances.

Course syllabus

Routing Tables vs Forwarding TablesDuration: 23:12

Take a look at routing versus forwarding tables. Review control and forwarding planes concepts. Show the forwarding table and discuss how it is derived.

Traffic Forwarding DecisionsDuration: 22:47

Routing information preference, metrics and longest match.

Tables and InstancesDuration: 26:25

Routing tables, inet.0, inet.1, inet.2 and mpls.0 etc. Routing instances.

Dynamic RoutingsDuration: 38:40

A brief overview of the main routing protocols, rip, ospf, is-is and bgp, including advantages and use cases.

Meet the author

Ben Jacobson

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Ben Jacobson has seven years of experience in the IT industry, with three years focused on network engineering. He's always had a passion for networking and a desire to learn what makes devices talk to each other — and how those communications are appropriately routed through the bundles of wire and fiber in our walls, under the ground and over our heads. He's worked in and designed networks for small, medium and large business environments using a variety of vendor devices. He currently works as an engineer designing solutions for a government-owned, state-wide fiber-optic network, and he loves it every day.

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