RIP Justification

Jesse Loggins jlogginsccie at
Wed Sep 29 20:20:48 UTC 2010

A group of engineers and I were having a design discussion about routing
protocols including RIP and static routing and the justifications of use for
each protocol. One very interesting discussion was surrounding RIP and its
use versus a protocol like OSPF. It seems that many Network Engineers
consider RIP an old antiquated protocol that should be thrown in back of a
closet "never to be seen or heard from again". Some even preferred using a
more complex protocol like OSPF instead of RIP. I am of the opinion that
every protocol has its place, which seems to be contrary to some engineers
way of thinking. This leads to my question. What are your views of when and
where the RIP protocol is useful? Please excuse me if this is the incorrect
forum for such questions.

Jesse Loggins
CCIE#14661 (R&S, Service Provider)

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