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routing protocol

A formula used by routers to determine the appropriate path onto which data should be forwarded. The routing protocol also specifies how routers report changes and share information with the other routers in the network that they can reach. A routing protocol allows the network to dynamically adjust to changing conditions, otherwise all routing decisions have to be predetermined and remain static. See content-addressable memory, router, routing table, RIP, OSPF, IGRP, EGP and BGP.


A Routing Table
This is a simple example of a routing table, showing how packets are directed out the appropriate port.
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In this problem, a malicious node uses the routing protocol to advertise itself as having the shortest path to the node whose packets it wants to intercept.
AODV is essentially a comprehensive routing protocol of DSR and DSDV.
If we try to use client-server model in routing protocol, we get similar situation like the one we have on broadcast multi-access segment in OSPF with DR (Designated Router) model, where one DR updates all the other non-DR routers, and non-DR routers update only DR routers.
The Ad Hoc On-Demand Distance Vector routing protocol (AODV) is an improvement of the Destination-Sequenced Distance Vector routing protocol (DSDV).
All queries and neighborhood discoveries are done, trusting whomever the routing protocol talks to.
Reports failures when a routing protocol process is down.
It introduces IP routing as it is implemented using Cisco routers and each section of the book leads the reader through the basics of configuring routing protocols, beginning with the simplest, Routing Information Protocol.
By the realization of the issues related to routing process and the need of providing security in routing research community has started a developing secured routing protocol in recent past.
Hence, AODV protocol can be chosen as the routing protocol in this type of mobility conditions.
Ixia's well-known capability for offering extremely high-volume traffic generation is an essential component of its routing protocol emulation software," said Tony De La Rosa, routing product manager for Ixia.
Zebra Routing Protocols and net-SNMP Now Available for LynxOS
has won its first patent for a technology that addresses security and reliability issues in the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), the routing protocol used by virtually all network routers for communication between service providers and large enterprises.

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