Process of selecting a path for traffic in a network or between or across multiple networks.- Routing
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Networking hardware that connects devices on a computer network by using packet switching to receive and forward data to the destination device.
Some switches can also forward data at the network layer (layer 3) by additionally incorporating routing functionality.
Formatted unit of data carried by a packet-switched network.
The routing of network packets requires two network addresses, the source address of the sending host, and the destination address of the receiving host.
Computer networking device that creates a single, aggregate network from multiple communication networks or network segments.
Bridging is distinct from routing.
Study of graphs as a representation of either symmetric relations or asymmetric relations between discrete objects.
Examples include network flow, shortest path problem, transport problem, transshipment problem, location problem, matching problem, assignment problem, packing problem, routing problem, critical path analysis, and PERT (Program Evaluation & Review Technique).
A routing protocol specifies how routers communicate with each other to distribute information that enables them to select routes between nodes on a computer network.
Routing algorithms determine the specific choice of route.
Decentralized type of wireless network.
Instead, each node participates in routing by forwarding data for other nodes, so the determination of which nodes forward data is made dynamically on the basis of network connectivity and the routing algorithm in use.
An autonomous system (AS) is a collection of connected Internet Protocol (IP) routing prefixes under the control of one or more network operators on behalf of a single administrative entity or domain, that presents a common and clearly defined routing policy to the Internet.
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is a standardized exterior gateway protocol designed to exchange routing and reachability information among autonomous systems (AS) on the Internet.
Data table stored in a router or a network host that lists the routes to particular network destinations, and in some cases, metrics (distances) associated with those routes.
This forwarding table contains only the routes which are chosen by the routing algorithm as preferred routes for packet forwarding.
Identifier for a node or host on a telecommunications network.
Network addresses can be flat addresses which contain no information about the node's location in the network (such as a MAC address), or may contain structure or hierarchical information for the routing (such as an IP address).