RIP, OSPF, EIGRP Routing Protocols

In a computer network, the transmission of data is based on the routing protocol which selects the best routes between any two nodes. Different types of routing protocols are applied to specific network environment. Three typical types of routing protocol are chosen as the simulation samples: RIP, OSPF and EIGRP. RIP (Routing Information Protocol) is one of the oldest routing protocols still in service. Hop count is the metric that RIP uses and the hop limit limits the network size that RIP can support. OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) is the most widely used IGP (Interior Gateway Protocol) large enterprise networks.

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