Routed versus Routing Protocols Confusion often exists between the similar terms routing protocol and routed protocol. Routed protocols are any network protocol suite that provides enough information in…

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Static Routing Static routing knowledge is administered manually: a network administrator enters it into the router’s configuration. The administrator must manually update this static route entry whenever an internetwork…

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Network and Node Addresses Each network segment between routers is is identified by a network address. These addresses contain information about the path used by the router to…

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Routing Tables To aid the process of path determination, routing algorithms initialize and maintain routing tables, which contain route information. Route information varies depending on the routing algorithm…

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This illustrates the flow of packets through a routed network using the example of an e-mail message being sent from system X to system Y. The message exits…

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Routing is the process of finding a path to a destination host and of moving information across an internetwork from a source to a destination. Along the way,…

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