EXTERIOR GATEWAY PROTOCOL
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Definitions of EXTERIOR GATEWAY PROTOCOL
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(EGP) A protocol which distributes routing information to therouters which connect autonomous systems. The term"gateway" is historical, and "router" is currently thepreferred term. There is also a routing protocol called EGPdefined in STD 18, RFC 904. See also Border GatewayProtocol, Interior Gateway Protocol.
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