RIP Justification

Heath Jones hj1980 at
Thu Sep 30 22:47:46 UTC 2010

On 30 September 2010 22:11, Jack Carrozzo <jack at> wrote:
> As it was explained to me, the main difference is that you can have $lots of
> prefixes in IS-IS without it falling over, whereas Dijkstra is far more
> resource-intensive and as such OSPF doesn't get too happy after $a_lot_less
> prefixes. Those numbers can be debated as you like, but I think if you were
> to redist bgp ospf on a lab machine you'd get the point.

Both OSPF and IS-IS use Dijkstra. IS-IS isn't as widely used because
of the ISO addressing. Atleast thats my take on it..

RIPv2 is great for simple route injection. I'm talking really simple,
just to avoid statics.

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