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Routing Protocol
A routing protocol is a standardized process by which routers learn and communicate connectivity information, called routes, each of which which describes how to reach a destination host and network. Routers that wish to exchange routing information must use the same routing protocol to communicate routing information.

Routing is the process of learning all the paths through the network (routes) and using routes to forward data from one network to another. A protocol is a standardized way to perform a task. So, a routing protocol would be a standardized way of learning routes and moving data from one network to another.

Routing protocols are used by routers to dynamically learn all paths through a set of networks and forward data between the networks. Routers are specialized computer devices designed to perform routing.

Examples of Routing Protocols


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