Routing Protocols

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How Do Packets Make Their Way Through Packet-Switched Networks
How Do Packets Make Their Way Through Packet-Switched Networks

Earlier we said that a router takes a packet arriving on one of its connected communication links and forwards that packet on to another of its connected communication links. But how does the router decide the link onto which it should forward the packet? This is actually done in

Tags communication links, routing protocols, routers
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The Internet Protocol (IP)
The Internet Protocol (IP)

Our discussion of network-layer addressing and forwarding thus far has been without reference to any particular computer network. In this section, we'll turn our attention to how addressing and forwarding are done in the Internet. We'll see that Internet addressing and forwarding

Tags internet addressing, internet forwarding, internet protocol, routing protocols, forwarding tables
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Broadcast and Multicast Routing
Broadcast and Multicast Routing

So far in this section, our focus has been on routing protocols that support unicast (i.e., point-to-point) communication, in which a single source node sends a packet to a single destination node. In this section, we focus on broadcast and multicast routing protocols. In broadcast

Tags broadcast routing, multicast routing, broadcast storm, reverse path forwarding, spanning tree, routing protocols
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