A link-state routing protocol used in LANs based on TCP/IP.
Routing protocol used in medium-sized and large networks. This protocol is more complex than RIP, but enables better control and is more efficient in propagation of routing information.
routing protocol where a route is chosen based on the fewest number of hops that do not pass through an over-congested router or network.
A routing protocol used in medium-sized and large-sized networks. This protocol is more complex than RIP, but allows better control and is more efficient in propagating routing information.
Open Shortest Path First. Link-state, hierarchical Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) routing algorithm proposed as a successor to RIP in the Internet community. OSPF features include least-cost routing, multipath routing, and load balancing. OSPF was derived from an early version of the IS-IS protocol.
A dynamic routing protocol based on a shortest path first algorithm, better suited to larger networks than RIP.
The Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol is a link-state, hierarchical interior gateway protocol (IGP) for network routing. Dijkstra's algorithm is used to calculate the shortest path tree. It uses cost as its routing metric.