How Routers Send Data to Their Destination


A router has input ports for receiving IP packets and output ports for sending those packets toward their destinations. When a packet comes to an input port, the router examines the packet header and checks the destination in it against a routing tablea database that tells the router how to send packets to various destinations.



 



How the Internet Works
How the Internet Works (8th Edition)
ISBN: 0789736268
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 223

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