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The Internet is a common term for the worldwide internetworking among computers. It has revolutionized computing. To know the intricacies involved in data transmission in the Internet from one end to another, one must understand the routing mechanism in the Internet.

Internet routing involves first making routing tables that contain information about the best paths from source to all the destinations and then the selection of appropriate paths from the tables for information transmission among end systems. Routing in the Internet happens through routers, which are devices that direct network traffic back and forth between source and destination.

This entry presents an introduction to Internet routing and its procedure, the various components involved in Internet routing (specifically routers and protocols), a broad categorization of Internet routing strategies, ...

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