- Green, 3000 points or more
Maybe this is not the best forum to ask this question, but it is the best forum generally.
I am evaluating the use of a routing protocol between Cisco routers and a Netscreen firewall. I believe the Netscreen can do OSPF aned RIP. My question is really about the Netscreen. If the Netscreen has to equal cost routes coming from RIP or OSPF, is it capable of balancing the traffic in the same way a router would? If so, what algorithm does it use - does it balance by flow, by packet, by load, or what?
NetScreen supports OSPF, RIP and BGP. It supports Equal Cost Multiple Paths but default is set to 1 path.
Per-Session/flow load balancing is enabled when:
1. multiple routes have same preference (admin dist in Cisco)
2. these routes have same metric and
3. ECMP is enabled.