Switches in Networking

A discussion on switches and routers in networking.

The paper discusses the various switches that could be used for networking and how they play an important part in information technology management. The paper looks at optimized switched management applications and at the introduction of multiswitch topologies. The paper notes that the combination of loops and fabrics are most preferred to arrange multi layered new models of networking.
“When discussing switches it is inevitable that one discuss routers as well. The role of switches and its application in network management cannot be ignored. Aside from linking servers and computers, it enables network manager to perform various tasks through drag and drop application functions of links to fine tune communication between various components.
“While discussing network it is also imperative that one discuss the core capabilities of a good network which will be discussed in later sections of this paper. For the essential of routing and networking, switches carry out packet forwarding functions. These are used to determine the packet destination, including broadcast characteristics, inserting the appropriate address, and sending the packet. They are basically used for routing table construction/maintenance functions that maps destination address to the next hop and appropriate outgoing physical port, swapping table updates with other routers just like a traditional router. Traditionally all such products that switch IP packets, could also handle IPX packets, as well. These are important because they are used to standardize routing update protocols such as RIP and OSPF to perform these functions.”