Interior Gateway Protocol


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Interior Gateway Protocol

(IGP) An Internet protocol which distributes routing information to the routers within an autonomous system. The term "gateway" is historical, "router" is currently the preferred term.

See also Exterior Gateway Protocol, Open Shortest Path First, Routing Information Protocol.
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Long recognized as the fastest, most reliable way to disseminate information from one source to many destinations, flooding has been used successfully for years by interior gateway protocols -- e.

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