Thursday, August 16, 2012

Brief Intro on Link State Protocols

Link State Routing protocols

Forms different relationship rather than sending broadcasts in a periodic interval

After the exchange of initial routing table ,routers send small event based updates

Example OSPF and IS-IS

Advantages of link state protocols

Much Faster to converge

No Routing Loops

Forces you to design your network correctly

Disadvantages of Link State Routing

Takes heavy resources on routers

Requires a solid network design

Technical Complexity

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