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Routing first-step by Bill Parkhurst

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Chapter 5. Cisco Interior Gateway Protocols

What You Will Learn

After reading this chapter, you should be able to

  • Explain the Cisco interior routing protocols: IGRP and EIGRP

  • Understand the concepts, operation, and limitations of IGRP and EIGRP

  • Understand the basics of configuring IGRP and EIGRP on Cisco routers

In general, there are two types of IP routing protocols: open standard and proprietary. Open-standard documentation, such as Requests for Comments (RFCs), defines the operation and algorithms of the protocol. Any company can implement an open standard on its products as long as it follows the information in the standard. Protocols such as Routing Information Protocol (RIP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Intermediate System-to-Intermediate ...

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