RIP Justification

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Sep 30 08:46:17 CDT 2010


On Sep 30, 2010, at 6:27 AM, Jack Bates wrote:

> On 9/29/2010 3:20 PM, Jesse Loggins wrote:
>> What are your views of when and
>> where the RIP protocol is useful?
> 
> Home networks when dual NAT isn't being used. It's also the perfect protocol for v6 on home networks where multiple home routers might be connected in a variety of ways.
> 
I have no NAT whatsoever in my home network. RIP is not at all useful in my scenario.

I have multiple routers in my home network. They use a combination of BGP and OSPFv3.

> Shocked I didn't even see v6 mentioned in the thread (though you did clarify v2, which isn't the v6 implementation). :(
> 
If your network is of a scale where it exceeds the utility of static, then, it is almost certainly of a scale
and topology where it exceeds the utility of RIP.

Owen





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