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Aggregation in Routing

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Aggregation is the process of combining multiple contiguous network routes into a single route that can be advertised to other routers, thus reducing the amount of routing information that is advertised over the network. This is especially important on the Internet, where the number of networks has grown rapidly. Route aggregation is an important part of CIDR (Classless Inter- Domain Routing).

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