(split h&-r z&n) (n.)
technique that eliminates the chance of a routing scheme creating routing loops, effectively making routing more efficient. When a router
in a network with only one data path receives a data packet
, it does not send routing information back along the path on which the packet traveled (i.e., to an adjacent router); it only sends the information forward so that there is no possibility of the packet being routed back along the path it originally traveled.