Routed Protocols vs Routing Protocols

Rashmi Bhardwaj | Blog,Protocol,Routing & Switching

Routed Protocol –

A Routed protocol is a protocol by which data can be routed. In the case of Routed protocols, we require an addressing scheme and subnetting.

Addressing scheme will be used to determine the network to which a host belongs and to identifying that host on that particular network.

Important to share that Routed protocols are routed by Routing protocols to gather routing information for networks.


Examples of Routed Protocols –

Some examples of routed protocols are IP, AppleTalk, and IPX.

Routing Protocols –

Routing protocols are used to distribute routing information across routers on a network. When each router or Layer 3 device knowing about the networks connected to other Router, then each one can determine the best path to take to deliver your traffic.

Some examples of Routing protocols  –

These are the examples of routing protocols – RIP, OSPF, EIGRP and BGP.

Routing Protocols vs Routed protocols  –

Used between Layer 3 devices to learn and advertise Routes and maintain Routing tables
Used Between Routers to direct user traffic. It is also called network protocols
Routing Protocol Routes a Routed protocol for learning and maintaining Routing table
Routed protocols are routed by Routing protocols
Examples include RIP, EIGRP,OSPF BGP etc.
Examples include IP , IPX , AppleTalk, NetWare etc.

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