Cisco Networking

OSPF Route Summarization

What is route summarization and why to use it?In large internetworks, hundreds, or even thousands, of network addresses can exist. It is often problematic for routers to maintain this volume of routes in their routing tables. Route summarization (also called route aggregation or supernetting) can reduce the number of routes Read more…

By Joe Conklin, ago
Cisco Networking

Configuring EIGRP

What is EIGRP and why to use it?Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) is an advanced distance-vector routing protocol that is used to share routes with other routers within the same autonomous system (AS number). Unlike other routing protocols EIGRP was designed by Cisco Systems as a proprietary protocol, available Read more…

By Joe Conklin, ago
Cisco Networking

Configuring BGP

What is BGP and why to use it?Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is a standardized exterior gateway protocol designed to exchange routing and reachability information among autonomous systems (AS) on the Internet. The Border Gateway Protocol makes routing decisions based on paths, network policies, or rule-sets configured by a network administrator Read more…

By Joe Conklin, ago
Cisco Networking

Configuring OSPF

What is OSPF and why to use it?Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) is interior gateway protocol (IGP) that makes use of a link state routing (LSR) algorithm. OSPF supports complex networks with multiple routers and may be structured, or subdivided, into routing areas to simplify administration and optimize traffic and resource Read more…

By Joe Conklin, ago