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EIGRP/OSPF and static routes

Hi

I've inherited an infrastructure that uses OSPF, RIP and static routes. What I'd like to do is reduce the routing to one routing protocol. Now I'm unsure whether to go for EIGRP or OSPF, any suggestions regarding this would be helpful and appreciated.

Additionally is it possible to covert static routes to a format that either routing protocol would understand. For example if I had:

ip route 10.7.0.0 255.255.0.0 10.11.8.18

ip route 10.8.28.0 255.255.252.0 10.11.8.11

ip route 10.9.0.0 255.255.0.0 10.11.8.18

ip route 10.10.0.0 255.255.0.0 10.11.8.18

How would I represent this in a route statement for either EIGRP or OSPF.

Also is it possible to have staic routes in the configuration and have these distributed via the routing protocol?

Thanks for any help.

Dan

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Re: EIGRP/OSPF and static routes

Hi Dan,

Whether to go for OSPF and EIGRP, is a challenging question, but you know what, you can EIGRP (as it has lower administrative overhead), while keeping in mind that OSPF is more scalable than EIGRP, so consider these 2 points, ease Vs scalability. And also do put in your mind that EIGRP is Cisco proprietary routing protocol that only runs over Cisco routers.

As for the second question, you can redistribute your static routes into any routing protocol, for example EIGRP using the redistribute command (redistribute static) , and accordingly these routes will be further propagated using this routing protocol.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk365/technologies_tech_note09186a008009487e.shtml

HTH, please rate if it does help,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

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