Chapter SIXTEEN. Dynamic Routing

Chapter Syllabus

  • 16.1 The gated.conf Configuration File

  • 16.2 Router Discovery Protocol (RDP)

  • 16.3 Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

  • 16.4 Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

In Chapter 15, we discussed the use of static routes as one way to enable nodes to communicate with each other when they are connected to physically and logically separate networks. We discussed that, even though a router may fail, a static route behaves as its name suggests—statically. Even if there were an alternative router on the network, we would have to manually manage static routes with the route command. In a large, complex, highly available network configuration, we can't rely on an administrator sitting at his desk watching the state of every ...

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