Join Greg Sowell for an in-depth discussion in this video Switching types and MAC tables, part of Foundations of Networking: Network Media (WANs).
- [Voiceover] Early switches and bridges…used RISK and CISK processing in a method…known as Store and Forward.…SAF will receive a frame in its entirety.…It will then calculate the frame check sequence…for the datagram and ensure it hasn't been corrupted.…If everything checks out, the device…will then forward the frame.…As you can image, on older, slower devices…this wait and send system would cause…additional latency for your traffic.…When switches transitioned to ASICs,…they began using the cut-through method of forwarding.…
In cut-through, a switch will wait…for the portion of the frame header…that lists the destination MAC address,…then forward it on its way.…Since it doesn't store the entire frame,…it incurs much less latency, but also…doesn't check the FCS, so corrupted traffic can be sent on.…When the receiving host is given a bad frame,…its NIC will simply discard it.…At least, this is how cut-through switches used to operate.…Now that they are more intelligent…with even more sophisticated ASICs,…it can read more of the headers if necessary.…
He discusses different WAN technologies and features such as speeds, spans, and price points—including inexpensive options such as VPN. He then covers switches (the devices that connect computers in your building) and routers (devices that control the transmission of network data). Along the way, Greg shows how to build private connections, implement free networking over the Internet, build switch networks, and overlay-routed networks. He'll also introduce different routing protocols, such as OPSF link-state routing and distance-vector routing with RIPv2, EIGRP, and BGP.
Note that this course maps to domains 1 and 2 of the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Networking Fundamentals certification exam (98-366).
- Understanding the technology: from dial-up to VPNs
- Working with hubs, bridges, and switches
- Ensuring hardware redundancy
- Using switching types and MAC tables
- Preventing bridge loops with STP
- Routing with routing tables
- Using NAT
- Securing your switches and routers
- Setting up firewalls
- Working with different routing protocols: RIPv2, OSPF, EIGRP, and more
Skill Level Beginner
Foundations of Networking: Network Media (LANs)with Greg Sowell1h 7m Intermediate
1. WAN Technologies
4. Routing Protocols
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