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?
I have used ScreenOS 5.1.r8 OSPF/BGP with Cisco routers with almost no problems. I do remember a bug in which BGP on an interface gets disabled under very specific scenarios. Later versions overcome this bug.
Activating OSPF with existing traffic should not be a problem, though I haven't done this.
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