Crist.Clark at globalstar.com
Thu Sep 30 00:11:55 UTC 2010
>>> On 9/29/2010 at 4:24 PM, Joe Greco <jgreco at ns.sol.net> wrote:
>> > where the RIP protocol is useful? Please excuse me if this is the =
>> > forum for such questions.
>> RIP has one property no "modern" protocol has. It works on simplex =
>> links (e.g. high-speed satellite downlink with low-speed terrestrial =
>> Is that useful? I don't know, but it is still a fact.
> I once had cause to write a RIP broadcast daemon while on-site with a
> client; they had some specific brokenness with a Novell server and some
> other gear that was "fixed" by a UNIX box, a C compiler, and maybe 20
> or 30 minutes of programming (mostly to remember the grimy specifics of
> UDP broadcast programming). I do not recall the specific routing issue,
> but being able to just inject a periodic "spoofed" packet was sufficient
> to repair them.
I've got a RIPv2 daemon written in a few dozen lines of Perl
to do something very similar.
In other situations, RIPv2 has strong KISS appeal.
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