5. Static Routing

Routers R1-3 will (in the next section) participate in dynamic routing using RIPv2 (Routing Information Protocol version 2). Clients C1 and C2 do not participate in RIPv2; instead they have a default route set to their respective router. The clients run Ubuntu Linux. Figure 19, “Interior Routing Network Topology” shows the addressing (the entire network is numbered out of the 192.168.x.x range of private addresses) and the interface device (“eth0” etc.) on each link.

Each switch here is labelled with a name, which is not particularly used for Ethernet at all, but is used more for management purposes. In particular, VirtualBox will create and manage the switches as needed.

This laboratory uses Virtual LANs (VLANs) in the middle part of the network. An interface such as eth0.10 means VLAN 10 on the eth0 interface, and is presented as a separate interface, which can have its own address, etc. When configuring interfaces inside the Vyatta shell, you would refer to this particular virtual interface as “interface ethernet eth0 vif 10”. The VLAN is created automatically, no special commands are required.[82]

Complete the following tasks:

Partial Marks Available

If you only complete up to here (getting Static Routing completed and tested), then you are eligible for partial marks.

[82] Which is to say that Vyatta calls the Linux command vconfig for you.