Route

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Meaning – The term route, refers to an ordered sequence of nodes and transmission groups (TGs) that represent a path from an origin node to a destination node traversed by the traffic exchanged between them.

In general, a route refers to the path a data packet travels on a network. The route includes every device that handles the packet between its source to its destination, including routers, switches, and firewalls.

There are many ways for intermediary devices to decide which route data should take. The five major routing methods are unicast, broadcast, multicast, anycast, and geocast.

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Example of usage“All routers have a default route that specifies all data that it receives should be sent always to a specific location. By entering in other specific routes, you can override how your data is sent out, so it is not necessarily sent via the default route.”

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