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Internet routing

Internet routing

(also IP routing)

Internet routing definition

The process of sending and re-routing IP packets via the internet between two or more nodes in a network. Similar to standard routing procedures, it adds strategies and processes for routing packets on external networks or those hosted on internet-enabled networks. It uses IP-based networks, primarily ones available to the general public, including those of internet service providers (ISPs). Through the use of internet routing, a user can view web pages or other data that are stored on a remote website. It entails broadcasting or transmitting a message from an internal to an external network through internet-based networks. Routing includes forwarding a message across multiple ISPs before reaching its destination.

Types of internet routing

Static. When utilizing static routing, each route must be personally added to the routing table in order to complete the process.

Default. Sends all packets to one router. No matter which network the packet belongs to, it’s sent to the default-routing router.

Dynamic. Automatically adjusts routes based on the routing table. Dynamic routing finds network destinations and routes using protocols.

Further reading

Ultimate digital security