Chapter 10. Routing Protocol Characteristics, RIP, EIGRP, and IS-IS

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Routing Protocol Characteristics

Routing Protocol Metrics and Loop Prevention

RIPv2 and RIPng

EIGRP

IS-IS

This chapter covers the metrics used and other characteristics of routing protocols. Routing protocols can be categorized as distance-vector or link-state and as hierarchical or flat. The CCDA must understand how each routing protocol is categorized to select the one that meets the customer’s requirements. This chapter covers the routing protocols at a high level. The following chapters go into more detail about the operations and algorithms used in each routing protocol.

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