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  1. 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?

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    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

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