What are the different types of routing protocols?

Max Teo Posted 08 Jun 2023 18:02

What are the different types of routing protocols?

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Faisal P Posted 08 Jun 2023 23:07
  
Hi,

It's important to choose the appropriate routing protocol based on network size, requirements, scalability, and the specific features and capabilities needed.

Each routing protocol has its own advantages, features, and considerations, and the selection depends on factors such as network size, complexity, scalability, convergence speed, and the specific requirements of the network.

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Newbie517762 Lv4Posted 09 Jun 2023 09:36
  
There are many types of routing protocols, but three major classes are in widespread use on IP networks: Interior gateway protocols type 1, link-state routing protocols, such as OSPF and IS-IS; Interior gateway protocols type 2, distance-vector routing protocols, such as Routing Information Protocol, RIPv2, IGRP.
Farina Ahmed Lv5Posted 09 Jun 2023 17:11
  
There are several types of routing protocols used in computer networks. Here are some common types:

Interior Gateway Protocols (IGPs): These protocols are used for routing within an autonomous system (AS) or a single administrative domain. Examples include:

Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)
Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
Exterior Gateway Protocols (EGPs): These protocols are used for routing between different autonomous systems. The primary exterior gateway protocol is:

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Distance Vector Protocols: These protocols determine the best path to a destination by considering the number of hops (distance) and the vector (direction). Examples include:

Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP)
Link-State Protocols: These protocols build and maintain a database of the entire network topology and calculate the shortest path to each destination based on the link-state information. Examples include:

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)
Path Vector Protocols: This type of protocol focuses on the path (sequence of ASes) rather than individual routers or links. The primary path vector protocol is:

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Hybrid Protocols: These protocols combine characteristics of both distance vector and link-state protocols. An example of a hybrid protocol is:

Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
Each type of routing protocol has its own features, advantages, and suitable use cases. The selection of a routing protocol depends on the network's requirements, size, complexity, and administrative control.

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