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What is the diff bet shortest path & optimal path in routing algorithm?
sir,
What is the diff bet shortest path & optimal path in routing algorithm?

Re: What is the diff bet shortest path & optimal path in routing algorithm?
thegreatkarthik@yahoo.co.in (karthikeyan) wrote in message news:...
> sir,
> What is the diff bet shortest path & optimal path in routing algorithm?
The shortest path is, as the name describes, simply the shortest route
with the least number of hops between the sending and destination
host.
The optimal path however takes into account other factors, such as
link speed and traffic conditions. Just because one route is shorter
does not necessarily mean it's faster. Also if a shorter route is more
congested there is more chance of error free delivery using a more
reliable route.
Tom