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Monday, May 16, 2005

Cisco tip: Load balancing with RIP v1

For internetworks with redundant links between routers, you can use load balancing to distribute traffic across the redundant links. RIP (Routing Information Protocol) does it automatically when there are multiple paths of equal cost to a remote network. The datagrams are allocated to the different paths on a round-robin basis. What’s more, fast switching is enabled by default, offering a more efficient form of load balancing than the alternative of per-packet process switching.

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