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By Realm Master ·
What would be the best protocol to use on my router for a small web hosting business/corp network?

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by Mike Jones In reply to Best Protocol to use

If you are doing web hosting them you will have to use TCP/IP. There is no other choice.

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by Realm Master In reply to Best Protocol to use

I was talking about RIP, IGRP, BGP, and the like.

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by Maelgwyn In reply to Best Protocol to use

Ok, RIP is kinda insecure, and flawed.

One option would be OSPF... it is much more secure *if my memory serves me correctly*

But if there is no need to worry about intrusion; just use RIP...

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by Maelgwyn In reply to Best Protocol to use

Ok, RIP is kinda insecure, and flawed.

One option would be OSPF... it is much more secure *if my memory serves me correctly*

But if there is no need to worry about intrusion; just use RIP...

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by Realm Master In reply to Best Protocol to use

You entered it 2 times.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Best Protocol to use

Well, it depends.
Don't you hate it when that is the answer???

Ok, seriously. "small web hosting business/corp network?" How small? 15 segments or less, all in the same class (Class C, Class B, Class A)? If so, then you could use RIP. Remember, RIP is classless, meaning it does NOT use the subnet mask to differenciate between 10.0.0.0/8 and 10.0.0.0/24. You cannot use RIP if you have one network with a 24-bit subnet mask and another network with a 16-bit subnet mask. Also remember that RIP routes based off hop count only, and only up to 15 hops. IF you had a IP segment that was 16 hops from another segment, then the two would not route to one another.

So, if that is the case, then go with IGRP. It is classfull, meaning you can routebetween /24 and /16. It also is simpler then OSPF or BGP or any of the others. IGRP uses hop count AND bandwidth to determine the routing distance. It also has a limit of 256 hops, so that should be more than sufficient.


So in conclusion, it depends, really.

Hope this helps

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by ISPnetworker In reply to Best Protocol to use

Definitely use TCP/IP as your routed protocol. If you are using a firewall inside of your border router, you may consider using two different routing protocols, OSPF or EIGRP (if you are using Cisco) on the outside and DMZ segments, and RIPv2 or OSPF on the inside segments. Using multiple routing protocols, when implemented correctly, can provide an additional level of security.

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