Planning for Network Deployment in Oracle® Solaris 11.2

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Updated: July 2014

Planning for Routers on Your Network

Recall that in TCP/IP, two types of entities exist on a network: hosts and routers. All networks must have hosts, while not all networks require routers. The physical topology of the network determines if you need routers. This section introduces the concepts of network topology and routing. These concepts are important when you decide to add another network to your existing network environment.

Note -  For complete details and tasks for router configuration on IPv4 and IPv6 networks, see Chapter 2, Configuring a System as a Router, in Configuring an Oracle Solaris 11.2 System as a Router or a Load Balancer .