Routing Table

A routing table is a table stored in a device used for keeping track of routes to network destinations and metrics belonging to those routes. The information in the routing table is used by devices to make routing decisions for traffic in the network.

Types of routes

Route Description Comment
Network Path to a specific network address.
Host Route to a specific network address by network and host ID. Used to optimize specific types of traffic.
Default Route stored in the routing table. Used when no other routes for the destination are found.