route poisoning

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route poisoning

The notification to a router that a route is down by giving it a number that represents an infinite number of hops. In the case of RIP protocols, 16 is the infinite metric. See RIP, holddown timer and routing loop.
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In terms of routing loop prevention, when contrasting the simulations used by the Poison Reverse strategies, Split Horizon and disabled Split Horizon, it is found that the most helpful one for said purpose is inverse poisoning, the intermediate one is Split Horizon and the worst is the one which disables Split Horizon.