Routing is the process of selecting the best path for sending packets (a unit of information) over the network.
What initially began on public telephone systems globally has now become an essential part of the global telecommunications network – the internet.
There are chiefly five types of delivery mechanisms in routing – any cast, broadcast, geo cast, multicast and unicast.
They differ by the number, type and location of the receiving nodes of a particular or a group of packets.
There exist multiple routing protocols such as the Routing Information Protocol (RIP – Version 1 and 2), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol) and BGP (Boundary Gateway Protocol).
Protocols work by using the primitive link-state and distance vector algorithms. Every routing protocol is bound by three essential attributes, the length of the prefix, the metric (a measure unique to each protocol) and the administrative distance.
These attributes play different roles in helping the router select the best path and the best (out of the available) protocol. Wtscomnet has certified experts in the field of routing. All our experts are well trained and have at least CCNP or Cisco Certified Network Associate level certification. WTS helps in planning and implementing the best possible networks for your organization.