IS-IS reference

Alex P. Rudnev alex at
Mon Sep 13 18:43:09 UTC 1999

KISS - keep things as simple as possible... OSPF is an open protocol, and 
it's very simple in case if you have not 500 routers and 1000 flapping 
routes in the network - what do you searching the headache for?

Multicast routing depends more from the options you have from the 
hardware vendor - choose the simplest and more standard method and turn 
it on... 

PS. From my lectures to the students, quote:
The most complex routing method is STATIC - it's easy to implement (for 
the HW vendor) but most difficult to configure.

The simplest routing is just dynamic routing in the plain schema (for 
example, 'router ospf 1/network - just 2 lines 
for the CISCO, compare to the static' - may be it can argue someone do 
not use the static at all -:)

On Mon, 13 Sep 1999, Jack Crowder wrote:

> Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 11:29:58 -0700
> From: Jack Crowder <monterey at>
> To: nanog at
> Subject: IS-IS reference
> I was wondering if I could talk with someone who has recently implemented
> IS-IS.  I'm attempting to move a small NSP away from static routing and
> based on their topology - OSPF would have to be configured all in Area 0.
> Since the technology provided by this NSP to their customers will include
> multicast services (video specifically), I thought that I should consider
> IS-IS while the slate is relatively clean.
> If there is someone who has implemented this routing on their network that
> I could ask a few questions of (practical experience), I would appreciate it.
> Jack Crowder
> monterey at

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