What is the difference between forwarding and routing?

Q.  What is the difference between forwarding and routing?
- Published on 19 Oct 15

a. Forwarding does not transmit data on outgoing links, but routing does.
b. Forwarding finds suitable path for a packet than routing.
c. Forwarding is a part of decision making while routing is not.
d. Forwarding is used in telephony while routing is used in all networks.

ANSWER: Forwarding is used in telephony while routing is used in all networks.
 

    Discussion

  • Haadi Gujjar   -Posted on 04 Jan 17
    on the top of this page the difference b\w forwarding and routing is not given correct it is given in opposite manner.
  • Prajakta Pandit   -Posted on 07 Oct 15
    - Routing is the decision over which interface a packet is to be sent. This decision has to be made for locally created packets.

    - Routing table contain network addresses and the associated interface.

    - Forwarding is a decision of the system. It refers to packet which reach a system but are not destined for this system.

    - Routing tables are stored in RAM.

    - Forwarding tables on high-performance gear will be distributed across line cards and stored in higher-speed TCAM.

    - Router means finding a suitable path for a packet from sender to destination and forwarding is the process of sending the packet toward the destination based on routing.

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