RIPv2 advantages & disadvantages

RIPv2 gets a bad rap, in my opinion, because it still has some suitable network topologies that it works well for. It’s kind-of like the visceral reaction some people have towards static routing. There’s no ‘right’ answer for most of these design types of decisions, only ‘better’ answers. As for RIPv2, let’s see some ofContinue reading “RIPv2 advantages & disadvantages”

Fast Convergence Techniques

In reading the SRND on router access layer there are a few key takeaways.On page 5 it says: “Cisco recommends a routed network core in all cases.” Let’s examine the reasoning behind this statement. First of all, what’s the alternative? You can have a layer-2 core where your devices simply switch frames at layer-2. ThinkContinue reading “Fast Convergence Techniques”