/roo't*/ A device which forwards packets between networks. The forwarding decision is based on network layer information and routing tables, often constructed by routing protocols.

Unix manual page: route(8).

See also bridge, gateway, Exterior Gateway Protocol, Interior Gateway Protocol, flapping router.

Last updated: 1999-08-24

Nearby terms:

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