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What is split-horizon and its significance in routing?

What is split-horizon and its significance in routing?
Split-horizon is a technique to prevent routing loops in distance vector routing protocols. It prevents a router from advertising a route through an interface, which it itself is using to reach a destination. So if you are running rip or igrp or eigrp and router is learning from serial interface. Than it will not advertise this route from this serial interface. It will, hence, prevent routing loop and issues like count to infinity.
This was last published in August 2003

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