Q on what IGP routing protocol to use for supplying only gateway address

Michael Nicks mtnicks at kanren.net
Thu Sep 14 18:00:04 UTC 2006

 From the sounds of what you are trying to accomplish, I'd think 
VRRP/HSRP would be more up your alley than any dynamic routing protocol. 
Also look at NIC teaming.

Best Regards,
Michael Nicks
Network Engineer
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william(at)elan.net wrote:
> I need to implement a sort-of failover-loadbalancing where systems
> would receive gateway address from at least two routers (including
> metric preference if possible). This needs to be done so that no special 
> additional config is required on routers for each new system and for
> each system all they need is gateway address and nothing else (no routes 
> will be advertised to the router; but for security I'll want to specify
> that no routes should be accepted). The systems receiving the routes
> would be primarily linux PCs but will also include several windows and 
> solaris machines. I don't want to use RIP (any version) or proxy ARP.
> The routers are currently all cisco equipment.
> Any suggestion as to what IGP protocol is best for this scenario?

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