Selecting Routing Protocols for the Network

This chapter describes considerations for selecting the most appropriate network routing protocol. First, routing protocol features are discussed, followed by a description of various routing protocols appropriate for enterprise use. The chapter discusses why certain protocols are suitable for specific modules in the Enterprise Architecture. It concludes with a description of some advanced routing protocol deployment features, including redistribution, filtering, and summarization.

NOTE Chapter 1, "Network Fundamentals Review," includes introductory information about routers and routing protocols.

For more details about IP routing protocols, see Authorized Self-Study Guide: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI), Third Edition, by Diane Teare and Catherine Paquet, Cisco Press, 2006.

NOTE In this chapter, the term IP refers to IP version 4 (IPv4).

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