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What is the point of IGRP than using RIP as a routing protocol.
email@example.com (ranga) wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
> What is the point of IGRP than using RIP as a routing protocol.
RIP only uses hop count as it's metric of deciding what is the best
path to a network. IGRP uses bandwidth, load, delay, reliability, and
MTU (I believe, although I could be wrong) to determine which path is
the best. This is called a composite metric. Basically, it uses more
criteria to determine the best path. To RIP, a 56k path and a T1 path
look exactly the same and RIP might choose to send a packet across a
56K path that is one hop away, rather than send it over 2 or 3 hops
that could be made up of T1 lines. The second option is obviously
quicker but RIP doesn't know that because it only looks at hop count.
VERY WELL PUT JOHN! Great Kuddos to you. Lucky for you he didn't ask
for BGP instead. You would have been there for ever buddy