Chapter Seven. Dynamic Routing Protocols in Cisco IOS

This chapter discusses concepts that are common for all dynamic routing protocols in Cisco IOS. This includes commonalities in protocol operation, as well as operating system features that are applicable to all protocols discussed in later chapters.

Common Functionality of Dynamic Routing Protocols

Despite all the differences in routing protocols, such as underlying mathematical basis or transport protocols, several characteristics are common for all of them. The main one is obviously the objective. Routing protocols are implemented in routers to calculate routes to remote networks. Generally speaking, the two main tasks that any dynamic routing protocol must finally accomplish are to (1) discover ...

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