OSPF vs IS-IS

Scott Morris swm at emanon.com
Wed Aug 17 09:19:44 CDT 2011


On 8/17/11 9:50 AM, Randy Bush wrote:
>> What would you rather rely on at 3am in the morning when things are
>> breaking?  Someone who has just learned IS-IS or someone who already
>> has good experience with OSPF?
> what would you rather rely on at three in the morning when things are
> breaking, someone who has just learned OSPF or someone who already
> has good experience with IS-IS?
>
> this seems a silly reversal until you realize that OSPF is significantly
> more complex and thus harder.
>
> randy
>
That's like asking whether you want someone who speaks english (as it's
regarded as one of the more complex languages for all it's exceptions)
or (pick a "simpler" langauge)....

If everyone you work with already speaks english, it would seem rather
silly to get them to change to something else just because it's simpler!

Business needs should rule the choice.  What does one offer (for your
network) that the other does not.  What constraints do you work with
that may affect the viability of the choice.

Nobody doubts that high-end Mercedes are great cars.  However, too many
of us have constraints that don't allow that to be a good decision when
looking to purchase a car!  Just because it is superior doesn't make it
the right choice.

Scott





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