A backbone router is an OSI layer 3 device that connects with other backbone routers to form the complete network backbone. Some backbone routers will connect to backbone routers of other providers (non Cox HSI) as well to "peer" the network. Connection to the internet is provided through a backbone router that interconnects to an Internet provider's network.
backbone routers are those router whose atleast one interface is in the transit area(backbone area,area 0) ,there can be more than one backbone routers.
by PapaSmurf edited by redxii
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