Understanding Routing

Routing is the process of delivering traffic to the correct destination. IP routing is simple to understand at the most basic level. Packets have addresses, and the process of routing involves getting a packet from its source to its destination. The mechanics of how that happens are a little more complicated, though. In the following sections, you will see exactly what routing does, how routing works, and how Windows Server 2008 R2 handles routing.

What Routing Does

An internetwork is just a network of networks. A sample internetwork might contain five distinct networks, which might be named after the cities they are based in, for example, Atlanta, Boston, Orlando, Portland, and San Diego. The internetwork is the collection ...

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