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Introduction

This guide explains how to configure your network. It contains the following sections:

 

Interfaces explains the concepts of options for setting up interfaces and groupings of subnetworks that can scale to a company’s growing requirements.

DNS describes how to set DNS requirements for your network.

DNS Servers explains how to set the FortiGate as a local DNS server.

Packet Capture describes how to use packet capture feature built in the FortiGate, which is useful for troubleshooting purposes.

Advanced Static Routing explains universal and static routing concepts, equal cost multipath (ECMP) and load balancing, policy routing, and routing in transparent mode.

Dynamic Routing Overview provides an overview of dynamic routing, compares static and dynamic routing, and helps you decide which dynamic routing protocol is best for you.

Routing Information Protocol (RIP) describes a distance-vector routing protocol intended for small, relatively homogeneous networks.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) provides background on the specific protocol explaining terms used and how the protocol works, as well as providing some troubleshooting information and examples on configuring the protocols in different situations.

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) describes classless inter-domain routing, and aggregate routes. BGP is the only routing protocol to use TCP for a transport protocol.

Intermediate System to Intermediate System Protocol(IS-IS), which describes the link state protocol, is well-suited to smaller networks and with near universal support on routing hardware. The section also provides troubleshooting information and configuration examples.

Multicast forwarding provides the concepts and use of multicasting with the FortiGate unit.