In computer networking a routing table, or routing information base (RIB), is a data table stored in a router or a network host that lists the routes to particular network destinations, and in some cases, metrics (distances) associated with those routes. The routing table contains information about the topology of the network immediately around it.

The construction of routing tables is the primary goal of routing protocolsStatic routes are entries made in a routing table by non-automatic means and which are fixed rather than being the result of routing protocols and associated network topology discovery procedures.

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