WAN protocols

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  • Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)

    Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) is a simple protocol that encapsulates packets in order to route other protocols over IP networks, as defined by RFC 2784. 

  • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

    Multiprotocol Label Switching 

  • OSPF (Open Shortest Path First)

    OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) is a router protocol used within larger autonomous system networks in preference to the Routing Information Protocol (RIP), an older routing protocol that is installed in many of today's corporate networks. 

  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

    File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard Internet protocol for transmitting files between computers on the Internet. 

  • ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network)

    ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) is a set of CCITT/ITU standards for digital transmission over ordinary telephone copper wire as well as over other media. 

About WAN protocols

Working on a modern WAN means you need to know more than just IP and basic network protocols. Here you'll find resources on MPLS and internetworking protocols like BGP, OSPF and more.