What is Routable Protocol?
Also called a routed protocol, a network protocol that supports routing of packets on an internetwork using their logical network layer (layer 3) addresses.
The most commonly used routable network protocols are as follows:
- The TCP/IP suite used on the Internet
- Novell’s IPX/SPX (or Microsoft’s equivalent NWLink IPX/SPX-Compatible Transport)
- The legacy Xerox Network Systems (XNS)
- Digital’s DECnet
- Apple Computer’s AppleTalk suite
- Banyan VINES
- The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) suite
Common network protocols that are not routable include the following:
- Data Link Control (DLC)