routable protocol


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routable protocol

A communications protocol that contains a network address and a device address. The routable protocol allows packets to be forwarded from one network to another, which at home is between the user's local network and the Internet. The global standard routable protocol is TCP/IP. Other routable protocols used in the past were AppleTalk, SNA, IPX, XNS and DECnet. Contrast with non-routable protocol. See TCP/IP and routing protocol.
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The use of routable protocols though allows easiest and most cost efficient set-up and design of inter machine data communications or computer aided/integrated manufacturing, even under integration of far remote production sites.
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