Routing domain

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

In computer networking, a routing domain is a collection of networked systems that operate common routing protocols and are under the control of a single administration.[1] For example, this might be a set of routers under a control of a single organization, some of them operating a corporate network, some others a branch office network, and the rest the data center network.

A given autonomous system [2] can contain multiple routing domains, or a set of routing domains can be coordinated without being an Internet-participating autonomous system.


  1. ^ Guidelines for OSI NSAP Allocation in the Internet, RFC 1237, R. Collella et al., July 1991 ; this definition, in turn, comes from the International Organization for Standardization. OSI Routeing Framework. Technical Report 9575, ISO/IEC JTC 1, Switzerland, 1989 (not available online).
  2. ^ Guidelines for creation, selection, and registration of an Autonomous System (AS), RFC 1930, J. Hawkison & T. Bates,March1996