On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 8:48 PM, Shannon ODonnell
<sodonnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I keep thinking it's called the route table, but I don't think that's it.
More along the lines of an SNMP table or something like that maybe?

The routing table contains routing instructions for IP packets - on a
PC this usually consists of the local subnet and a default gateway.
This information is usually received via DHCP (Ethernet) or IPCP (PPP
Connections).

On routers or firewalls, things can get more complicated - there are
even protocols for automatic distribution of routing table entries
(BGP, OSPF, RIP).





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