[quagga-users 11418] Re: ripv1 classless routing doubt??

Nick Hilliard nick at inex.ie
Mon Mar 15 10:17:55 GMT 2010


On 15/03/2010 09:30, Krishna Chaitanya wrote:
> Device1 and Device 2 are using Quagga RIP.What is the expected behavior
> when using RIPv1???

The expected behaviour is that things will break, horribly.

RIPv1 became obsolete in 1994.  Please don't use it anywhere, because it is
not CIDR-aware and will probably cause your network to malfunction.

Don't use RIPv2 either, if you can possibly avoid it.  If you can't avoid
it, then restrict it only to machines which can't talk anything else.

Also, auto-summarisation is broken.  There are few situations where this
will do anything but lots of harm.

As you're dealing with quagga and cisco, I would recommend using ospf.  For
your network setup, it would be as simple to configure as RIP, and unlike
RIP, it will actually work.

Nick


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