Chapter 6: Meeting the Routing Protocols
In This Chapter
Seeing how your router chooses between installed protocols
Weighing benefits and drawbacks of distance-vector routing protocols
Checking out the pros and cons of link-state routing protocols
When your network grows to the point where static routes are unmanageable, it is time to consider what routing protocol to use on your network. Unlike static routing table management, dynamic routing table management adjusts automatically for topology and traffic changes. In this process, the routers exchange information between devices, which allows the routers to build complex routing tables that span your network. These protocols include Interior Gateway Protocols (IGP), used inside your network, and Exterior Gateway Protocols (EGP), used to join your network to exterior or other networks.