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Cisco Internetworking Design Guide

Internetworking—the communication between two or more networks—encompasses every aspect of connecting computers together. Internetworks have grown to support vastly disparate end-system communication requirements

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An internetwork requires many protocols and features to permit scalability and manageability without constant manual intervention. Large internetworks can consist of the following three distinct components: •Campus networks, which consist of locally connected users in a building or group of buildings •Wide-area networks (WANs), which connect campuses together •Remote connections, which link branch offices and single users (mobile users and/or telecommuters) to a local campus or the Internet. This design guide applies to each aspect of networking.

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This article was originally published on Feb 4, 2010
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