Definitions for "Routing protocol"
Keywords:  ospf, rip, eigrp, igrp, igp
routing protocol provides a mechanism for routers to share routing informations. such as RIP,IGRP,EIGRP,OSPF
An algorithm that is used by a router to communicate with other routers and determine the best path to forward a packet. Also see IGP, EGP, BGP, OSPF, RIP.
Protocol that allows routers to share their routing tables.
set of rules defining the way router machines find the way that packets containing information have to follow to reach intended destination.
A series of periodic or on-demand messages containing routing information that is exchanged between routers to exchange routing information and provide fault tolerance. Except for their initial configuration, dynamic routers require little ongoing maintenance, and therefore can scale to larger internetworks.