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Key Terms

Review the following list of key terms:

  • autonomous system— A network participating in a larger network that is maintained by an autonomous entity.

  • exterior router— A router in an autonomous system that passes routing information to other autonomous systems.

  • interior router— A router within an autonomous system that exchanges routing information with other computers in the autonomous system.

  • IP forwarding— The process of passing an IP datagram from one network interface to another network interface of the same device.

  • OSPF— A common link state interior routing protocol.

  • RIP— A common distance vector interior routing protocol.

  • routing protocol— Any of several protocols used by routers to assemble route information.

  • SPT (Shortest Path Tree)— A tree-like map of the network assembled by an OSPF router.

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