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This protocol is one of the first routing protocols developed for use on the Internet. It is similar to the Xerox Network System's RIP (Routing Information Protocol), but was found to be inadequate because it could not keep up with dynamic changes in the network. Eventually, the concept of autonomous systems (domains) was developed and IGPs (Interior Gateway Protocols), and EGPs (Exterior Gateway Protocols) were developed. See "Routing" and "Routing on the Internet."
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