RIP Justification

Scott Morris swm at
Thu Sep 30 20:44:48 UTC 2010

 Maybe I WAY under-read the initial poster's question, but I was pretty
sure he wasn't talking about running it as a CORE routing protocol or
anything on the middle of their network where MPLS would be expected on
top of it!

If I missed it and he did intend that, then I'd certainly agree with you
(among many other reasons why it would be a horrible idea)!  ;)


On 9/30/10 12:59 PM, Glen Kent wrote:
> RIP cannot also be used for traffic engineering; so if you want MPLS
> then you MUST use either OSPF or ISIS. RIP, like any other distance
> vector protocol, converges extremely slowly - so if you want faster
> convergence then you have to use one of ISIS or OSPF.
> Glen

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