Author Archives: Simon

EIGRP – Faster Convergence vs Optimal Traffic Flows

Enhanced Interior Gateway Protocol (EIGRP) is a distance vector protocol, originally a dynamic routing protocol created and made proprietary by Cisco.  By default, EIGRP supports equal cost load balancing and when configured, EIGRP supports unequal cost load balancing.

Design Thoughts

Often when we design and engineer our networks, we are presented with a lot of challenges and hurdles to overcome of which should  Continue reading

Love it or hate it – RIP

Routing Information Protocol (RIP), love it or hate it – it’s still used and sometimes still even deployed but why?

First of all; let’s look at what RIP is, summarized in a few bullet points:-

–  Distance vector
–  Metric-based protocol
–  Slow convergence

The list of RIP attributes are not limited to the above, but it’s what I think of when I think of the protocol. Continue reading