RIP Justification

Mark Smith nanog at 85d5b20a518b8f6864949bd940457dc124746ddc.nosense.org
Wed Sep 29 18:57:05 CDT 2010


On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 15:35:06 -0500
Christopher Gatlin <chris at travelingtech.net> wrote:

> RIPv2 is a great dynamic routing protocol for exchanging routes with
> untrusted networks.  RIPv2 has adjustable timers, filters, supports VLSM and
> MD5 authentication.  Since it's distance vector it's much easier to filter
> than a protocol that uses a link state database that must be the same across
> an entire area.
> 

I think BGP is better for that job, ultimately because it was
specifically designed for that job, but also because it's now available
in commodity routers for commodity prices e.g. Cisco 800 series.


> 
> Chris
> 
> 
> On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 3:29 PM, Gary Gladney <gladney at stsci.edu> wrote:
> 
> > I would think it would depend on the complexity of the network and how the
> > network advertises routes to peer networks.  I'm always in favor the
> > simpler
> > the better but with RIP you do lose the ability to use variable bit masks
> > (CIDR) and faster routing algorithms like DUAL used in Cisco routers and
> > I'm
> > not a big fan of OSPF.
> >
> > Gary
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jesse Loggins [mailto:jlogginsccie at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 4:21 PM
> > To: nanog at nanog.org
> > Subject: RIP Justification
> >
> > 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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