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Re: 2 NIC
On Mon, 11 Mar 2002 23:51:49 -0800 (PST) Ted U <email@example.com> wrote:
> what's routed for?
routed implements the RIP dynamic routing protocol.
RIP is an obsolescent protocol which used to be widely used; it has severe
scaling problems and implementation of new RIP networks is not implemented.
the only good thing i have to say about RIP is that it's easy to set up new
RIP networks. there are a few older networking devices which for some
reason only implement RIP, which is one of two reasons why RIP should be
turned up at a facility. the other is an obscure trick whereby RIP can be
used to help manage failover for two redundant network links; you normally
wouldn't do this, but there are times where it might be the best way to
gated implements a broader array of protocols -- RIP, OSPF, BGP4, and in
some variants IS-IS (probably no IS-IS in any of the free ones, though.)
it is not without its problems, but can be gotten to work ok. there have
been commercial router products that actually ran *BSD and a gated variant
(the Ascend GRF is one i have used.)
zebra is a new fangled routing daemon which has a lot of proponents. i have
no direct experience with it, though.
for smallish networks with simple, relatively static topologies, static
routes are best.
Richard Welty firstname.lastname@example.org
Averill Park Networking 518-573-7592
Unix, Linux, IP Network Engineering, Security
- Re: 2 NIC
- From: Richard Welty <email@example.com>
- Re: 2 NIC
- From: Ted U <firstname.lastname@example.org>