RIP Justification

Craig cvuljanic at
Wed Sep 29 21:26:17 UTC 2010

We have a design for our wan where we use rip v2 and it works very well, we were using ospf but it was additional config, so in our case simple was better, and it works well..

I could discuss it more with you off-line if you like. 

On Sep 29, 2010, at 4:20 PM, Jesse Loggins <jlogginsccie at> wrote:

> 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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