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In a computer network, a routing table or (Routing Information Base (RIB)) is an electronic table (file) or database that is stored in a router or a networked computer. The routing table stores the routes (and in some cases, metrics associated with those routes) to particular network destinations. This information contains the topology of the network immediately around it. The construction of routing tables is the primary goal of routing protocols and static routes.


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