RIP Justification

Jack Bates jbates at
Thu Sep 30 13:56:36 UTC 2010

On 9/30/2010 8:46 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> I have no NAT whatsoever in my home network. RIP is not at all useful in my scenario.
> I have multiple routers in my home network. They use a combination of BGP and OSPFv3.

Except you must configure those things. The average home user cannot.

> If your network is of a scale where it exceeds the utility of static, then, it is almost certainly of a scale
> and topology where it exceeds the utility of RIP.

While it is possible for a router to create static routes automatically 
based on DHCPv6 assignment information, this has no loop prevention and 
is suboptimal depending on the configuration that things get plugged in. 
I'm not talking good network design here. I'm talking, buy box, plug in 
wherever it fits. Things should work.


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