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Friday, October 12, 2012

eigrp v ospf...

this is a great article... i must admit to being an open source admirer to the exclusion of what is proprietary...  proprietary is "evil" to me unless we are talking about hsrp, cdp, et al...  but did i ever truly understand what open means concerning the networking world? perhaps not... all i can think when i hear proprietary is that the code won't work with other vendors equipment, but then, when do i ever want to work with another vendors equipment?  (juniper suddenly springs to mind)

Speaking of propriety. In the enlightened world of 2012, most folks consider it “evil”, and being “open” should improve a solutions reliability and stability.

Well DUAL is not proprietary; the spec is out there for any-and-all to read. The EIGRP packet definitions are in Wireshark.  If improved “reliability and security” comes with access to the protocol specifications then I would say EIGRP and OSPF are on par here.

i guess my only real argument here is that we are not talking about the insignificance of say, vtp , dtp or pagp, all of which i abhor, but the interoperability of eigrp with say, a juniper srx650... 

a way around this mess is to redistribute eigrp into opsf on the cisco side, then simply link ospf between ios and junos...

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