RIP Justification

James Downs egon at
Wed Sep 29 20:53:40 UTC 2010

On Sep 29, 2010, at 1:47 PM, Ricky Beam wrote:

> The 1% where it was a necessary evil... dialup networking where the  
> only routing protocol supported was RIP (v2) [netblazers] -- static  
> IP clients had to be able to land anywhere -- but RIP only lived on  
> the local segment, OSPF took over network-wide. (Later MaxTNT's were  
> setup with OSPF

I remember RIP across chassis for the TotalControl bonded dialup  
stuff, and as you mention, static IPs, but I haven't seen it in  
serious use for a long time.


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