Routing Protocols

As mentioned in the preceding chapter, routing protocols have their own unique characteristics, and various Layer 2 encapsulation types have a big impact on them. Understanding how they work will certainly assist you in troubleshooting them now and later. Most of the statistics listed for each can be found with IOS commands, such as show protocols and show ipx route. Logging, debugging, and Sniffer are certainly valuable tools to see more detail when troubleshooting, too.

The following subsections briefly examine the RIP, NLSP, and EIGRP IPX routing protocols. This discussion assumes you understand the basic background and theory of each of these routing protocols and therefore focuses on practical application.



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