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Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1, 2/e by Jennifer Carroll Jeff Doyle

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Chapter 11. Route Redistribution

This chapter covers the following subjects:

A router performs redistribution when it uses a routing protocol to advertise routes that were learned by some other means. Those “other means” might be another routing protocol, static routes, or a direct connection to the destination network. For example, a router might be running both an Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) process and a Routing Information Protocol (RIP) process. If the OSPF process is configured to advertise routes learned by the RIP process, it is said to be “redistributing RIP.”

Running a single routing protocol throughout the entire IP network is usually more desirable than running multiple protocols, ...

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