More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
|--Woody Allen |
In this chapter, I discuss the third piece in the network layer protocol: the routing algorithms and protocols. There are basically two types of distributed routing algorithms:
All the popular network layer routing protocols are based on one or the other. In this chapter, I consider these distributed routing protocols generically. In Chapter 14, I examine specific routing protocols derived from them.
I also discuss, generically, other problems that arise in routing, such ...