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EIGRP / RIP on a p-t-p wan

We have about 35 PVCs connecting to our corporate router on a point-to-point layout across the country.

Half of these PVCs have routers running RIP/EIGRP and the other half run EIGRP.

The reason for this is that we got last half of the routers on an company acquisition that was already using EIGRP.

Initially, and that is before my time, the corporate router is running EIGRP and RIP between here and the remote locations.

Our Cisco support contractor suggested to get rid of EIGRP and RIP and just use static routes since each branch only needs to access the corporate router and not any of the other remote locations.

Any suggestions on this?

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Re: EIGRP / RIP on a p-t-p wan

You *could* run static routes, but I wouldn't.

Lose RIP and stick with EIGRP, assuming you're all Cisco. At least run EIGRP over the WAN, then if you need to, redistribute into RIP for local devices.

If you're not a total Cisco shop (not sure if RIP/EIGRP means RIP & EIGRP ... RIP or EIGRP), lose RIP and go with OSPF on those non-Cisco devices.


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Re: EIGRP / RIP on a p-t-p wan

We are all Cisco.

They idea is to cleanup a little the mess we have with protocols.



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Re: EIGRP / RIP on a p-t-p wan

If your 35 branches have small pipes (56k) connection to Corp with only "one way out", meaning no other networks/router behind them, you can definitely use a simple static route (default route) like S0.1

This will get rid of your headache.

Good luck!

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