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OSPF Vs Eigrp

Hi All,

EIGRP is proprietary of Cisco.

Looking for Good Practical Comparision reasons in selecting between OSPF Vs EIGRP.

VIP Super Bronze

Re: OSPF Vs Eigrp

Hello Joe,

Here is a link to Jeff Doyle comparison of EIGRP Vs OSPF.



Re: OSPF Vs Eigrp

attaching a very good note on the comparison which i picked up from internet... might be really useful when selecting eigrp or ospf.. most of the advantages point towards eigrp, but it all depends on what you need out of your network ...


Super Bronze

Re: OSPF Vs Eigrp

Well, the #1 practical comparison issue, is the one you're already aware of "EIGRP is proprietary of Cisco."

Even if you intend to stay strictly Cisco, using a routing protocol that doesn't preclude easy utilization of Brand X can sometimes help when making additional Cisco purchases. I.e. makes your bargaining position somewhat better.

Lots of good information in the references provided by the other posters. Perhaps a few minor corrections/clarifications might be needed within Rajagopal's reference doc.

BTW, not every vendor's OSPF implementation is nearly as good Cisco's. They have lots of subtle techniques in how they support OSPF.

Re: OSPF Vs Eigrp

Didn't Cisco license EIGRP to run on other vendors' routers?

Super Bronze

Re: OSPF Vs Eigrp

Not that I know of, but if they did, perhaps someone else will mention who else has it.

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