Re: Q on what IGP routing protocol to use for supplying only gatewayaddress
From: Michael Nicks
Date: Thu Sep 14 14:26:58 2006
From the sounds of what you are trying to accomplish, I'd think
VRRP/HSRP would be more up your alley than any dynamic routing protocol.
Also look at NIC teaming.
o: +1-785-856-9800 x221
I need to implement a sort-of failover-loadbalancing where systems
would receive gateway address from at least two routers (including
metric preference if possible). This needs to be done so that no special
additional config is required on routers for each new system and for
each system all they need is gateway address and nothing else (no routes
will be advertised to the router; but for security I'll want to specify
that no routes should be accepted). The systems receiving the routes
would be primarily linux PCs but will also include several windows and
solaris machines. I don't want to use RIP (any version) or proxy ARP.
The routers are currently all cisco equipment.
Any suggestion as to what IGP protocol is best for this scenario?