Chapter 7: Checking Out RIP and EIGRP Characteristics and Design
In This Chapter
Configuring common options for the RIP and EIGRP protocols
Working with troubleshooting tools to manage the RIP and EIGRP protocols
As I discuss at length in Chapters 1 and 6 of this minibook, you can choose from various protocols to dynamically manage the routing tables on your network. In this chapter, you implement two of these protocols, RIP and EIGRP. You find out not only how to enable them, but also how to configure the main options you need to properly work with these protocols. You also examine the basic tools used in diagnosing issues that arise in their operation. After the protocols are up and running, you have the basic tools you need in order to manage the protocols. If you read this entire chapter, you will be able to work comfortably with the configuration and management processes for both RIP and EIGRP.
Working with Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
I first present RIP in Book IV, Chapter 1 with an introduction to the major routing protocols. RIP is designed to function on small to large networks but can suffer when a network is not designed to accommodate its eccentricities. This chapter focuses primarily on RIPv2, rather than on RIPv1, because with RIPv1, all systems must use class-based ...