Discuss the importance of using a routing protocol, and explain its general functionality. Router Information Protocol (RIP) is a distance-vector routing protocol, while Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) is a link state routing protocol. Either can be used by a router to send data from one network to another. Compare and contrast distance-vector versus link state routing protocols. Explain how you would enable OSPF.
Complete the following for this assignment:
- Using the course materials, the textbook, and Web resources, research distance-vector routing protocols with a high concentration on the versions of RIP.
- Use the following questions to help you format your research paper:
- What is the purpose of a routing protocol?
- What is a distance-vector routing protocol?
- What is a link state routing protocol?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of distance-vector protocols?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of link state protocols?
- What is RIP?
- What is OSPF?
- What are the two versions of RIP, and what are their specific purposes?
- When would you employ RIP, and when would you employ OSPF?
- Describe what is necessary to enable OSPF routing.
- Compile your responses to the above questions in a Word document of 3-5 pages.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||11/19/2015 08:00 pm