Differences between OSPF and EIGRP

The following table lists the differences between OSPF and EIGRP: Prerequisites for 200-301 200-301 is a single exam, consisting of about 120 questions. It covers a wide range of topics, such as routing and switching, security, wireless networking, and even some programming Read More …

OSPF summary

Here is a list of the most important OSPF features: link state routing protocol classless routing protocol supports VLSM (Variable Length Subnet Mask) converges fast uses the concept of areas uses multicast address for routing updates (224.0.0.5 and 224.0.0.6) sends Read More …

OSPF authentication

OSPF can be configured to authenticate every OSPF message. This is usually done to prevent a rogue router from injecting false routing information and therefore causing a Denial-of-Service attack. Two types of authentication can be used: 1. clear text authentication – Read More …

OSPF summarization

Route summarization helps reduce OSPF traffic and route computation. OSPF, unlike EIGRP, doesn’t support automatic summarization. Also, unlike EIGRP, where you can summarize routes on every router in an EIGRP network, OSFP can summarize routes only on ABRs and ASBRs. Read More …

OSPF configuration

Configuring OSPF 1 OSPF basic configuration is very simple. Just like with other routing protocols covered so far (RIP, EIGRP) first you need to enable OSPF on a router. This is done by using the router ospf PROCESS-ID global configuration Read More …

OSPF overview

OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) is a link state routing protocol. Because it is an open standard, it is implemented by a variety of network vendors. OSPF will run on most routers that doesn’t necessarily have to be Cisco routers Read More …