chris at travelingtech.net
Thu Sep 30 00:31:26 UTC 2010
My point here is untrusted networks, such as business partners exchanging
routes with each other. Not many hops and less than a 100 prefixes.
Using BGP to exchange routes between these types of untrusted networks is
like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. BGP was designed for unique AS's
to peer in large scale networks such as the internet. A far cry from
business partners exchanging dynamic routes for fault tolerance.
I've seen RIPv2 very successfully deployed in modern networks in this
fashion. I advocate using an appropriate tool for the job.
CCIE #15245 (R&S/Security)
On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 6:57 PM, Mark Smith <
nanog at 85d5b20a518b8f6864949bd940457dc124746ddc.nosense.org> wrote:
> 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
> > MD5 authentication. Since it's distance vector it's much easier to
> > than a protocol that uses a link state database that must be the same
> > 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.
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