The Configuring Routing module provides you with the instructions and devices to develop your hands on skills in the following topics.

  • Configure Networking
  • Test Connectivity
  • Configure Routers
  • Configure Routing Protocols

Exercise 1 - Configure Networking

In this exercise, you will configure lab devices to act as routers between two networks.

With reference to the diagram provided in the lab Introduction, there are 3 networks configured:

  1. An Internal network hosting the CLIENT and SERVER devices, which are members of the Windows domain. The GATEWAY server also has an interface on this network.
  2. An External network where the GATEWAY and ROUTER have an interface configured.
  3. A network with the LAMP web server where the ROUTER also has an interface.

Exercise 2 - Testing Connectivity

In this exercise, we will verify network connectivity between the different networks defined in Exercise 1.

Exercise 3 - Configuring Routers

Now you will configure the options to enable routing between the PRIVATE network and PUBLIC network.

Currently the GATEWAY server has two interfaces but they are completely separate networks. In order to allow traffic to move from one interface to another, you have to configure routing.

Exercise 4 - Configuring Routing Protocols

We will use the basic Routing Information Protocol (RIP) to set GATEWAY and ROUTER up as routers that can provide connectivity between all the networks connected.

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