exterior gateway protocol

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Exterior Gateway Protocol definition


(EGP) A protocol which distributes routing information to the routers which connect autonomous systems. The term "gateway" is historical, and "router" is currently the preferred term. There is also a routing protocol called EGP defined in STD 18, RFC 904. See also Border Gateway Protocol, Interior Gateway Protocol.
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