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February 20, 2013  5:30 AM

How to configure On-Demand Routing in Cisco routers?



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
Cisco, network, ODR, OSFP, route, router

On-Demand Routing (ODR) is one of the few simple routing methods. It is not a protocol by itself as it uses Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) to gather and propagate the route information. ODR is designed for Hub-spoke networks, where the spokes are stub networks with nothing connecting them. As...

July 29, 2012  1:44 AM

How to Interconnect OSPF areas? – part 2



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
Cisco, neighbor, network, OSFP, route, router

In my previous entry, I have mentioned the methods that can be used to interconnect different areas in OSPF. In this entry, I would post another similar network...


July 28, 2012  1:26 AM

How to Interconnect OSPF areas? – part 1



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
CCIE, Cisco, Configure, network, OSFP, protocol, route, router, routing

While studying for CCIE, i realized that no scenario will be without connecting different OSPF areas. So, what are the rules when having multiple areas in OSPF to have a fully converged network with full route propagation? The rule is one

Every Area is OSPF should be connected to...


October 7, 2011  1:39 AM

How to change metrics in RIP?



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
CCIE, Cisco, configuration, cost, EIGRP, hops, how, metric, offlist, OSFP, RIP, router, routing

RIP is really undesired protocol. It has a slow convergence by default, and generates lot of traffic. On the positive side, it is one of the easiest routing protocols to configure. One network statement command, and you are done. Generally, using RIP is not recommended. There are better...


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