3.3.c Compare routing protocol types

3.3.c [ii] Link state

Link state routing protocols are like a roadmap. They have a complete picture of the network. The reason is that unlike the routing-by-rumor approach of distance vector, link state routers have firsthand information from all their peer routers. Each router originates information about itself, its directly connected links, and the state of those links. This information is passed around from router to router, each router making a copy of it, but never changing it. The ultimate objective is that every router has identical information about the internetwork, and each router independently calculates its own best paths.

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