Type of Routing Protocol is Often Needed to Be Checked, in Reverse Way We Basically Need to Know All the Types of Routing Protocols. To give an example, in certain situations we need to know about a named protocol, including the type. As practically the books are not written in the way we want to know in a fraction of time, Type of Routing Protocol is one of the most searched term on our website – ultimately, most end up with a related but not the specific answer.
We are trying to explain the Types of Routing Protocol and the Basics in very simple language, so that any level of user can approximately determine the probable type of a related protocol he/she already knows about. It will, decrease the latency of learning !
Type of Routing Protocol : Basics on How the Phrase Originated
There are clearly two words (1) Routing and (2) Protocol. Routing originated from Router. Routing is itself a broader terminology. But usually Routing means the process of path selection in a computer network or transportation network (ISP or Internet Service Provider is a type of transportation network provider). Historically, routing was used to mean forwarding network traffic among networks, which now we simply say forwarding. One we wrote about Anycast, actually that is one of the routing schemes of Routing. There are few such schemes – unicast, broadcast, multicast, anycast and geocast. Unicast is the major method of message delivery on the Internet. This is why, when topology distribution of routing is discussed; usually Unicast is only considered. Academically it is not cent percent correct but this is what usually practiced for practical purpose.
Now, why a normal people (who is not a Master Degree holder on Networking) fails to understand how the types of routing protocols are created from a logical point of view. We can divide from the angle of Routing plus from the angle of Protocol – We are talking about Network Protocol. So, obviously, the OSI reference model arrives if we want to classify. Actually it is incorrect to say there are two types of Routing Protocols, Static and Dynamic.
Type of Routing Protocol : Determination
Definitely, you are not reading this article for examination purpose. For practical purpose; the solid correct and easy way to remember the ways how the Routing Protocols are divided are :
- Depending upon the OSI layer designation
- Depending upon the gateway protocols (Internal and External)
- Depending upon the Routing software
- Depending upon the Routed protocols
What we have written is 100% correct according to RFC standard. Hardware and Software manufacturers can consider a non-standardized class for their usage; but you will be able to find a link of understanding in the shortcut classification we have provided.
Practically who develops these standards? For determining Type of Routing Protocol, first you have to classify in this way we described and later check the RFC standard. You can check these four numbered Standard under RFC – 791, 922, 1716 and 1812; you will be able to find the link.