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  1. #1
    nz_liam
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    Default IP Route; Static and Dynamic.

    My Dynalink RTA300u (ADSL router) has options for adding static routs or enabling dynamic routing in recive and transmit mode, what do these features do?

    The manual says; "Dynamic Routing. Routing Information Protocol (RIP) is utilized as a means of exchanging routing information between routers. It
    helps the routers to determine optimal routes. This page allows you to enable/disable this function."

    Does this mean that if I have two routers with dynamic route enabled and one router is bogged down with traffic it will send some of the traffic through the other router??


    Cheers

    Liam

  2. #2
    -=JM=-
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    Default Re: IP Route; Static and Dynamic.

    Well RIP is used for communication between routers. It will help determine the fastest route to the destination.

    There are 5 routers, A B C D & E.

    If A wants to send a packet to E it will use RIP to be able to tell that the quickest path will be to go through routers C & D.

  3. #3
    nz_liam
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    Default Re: IP Route; Static and Dynamic.

    > Well RIP is used for communication between routers.
    > It will help determine the fastest route to the
    > destination.
    >
    > There are 5 routers, A B C D & E.
    >
    > If A wants to send a packet to E it will use RIP to
    > be able to tell that the quickest path will be to go
    > through routers C & D.

    So it wont work as a load sharing system between routers then.

  4. #4
    -=JM=-
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    Default Re: IP Route; Static and Dynamic.

    Well from what I remember of Cisco last year.. no it won't be able to.

    Might pay to check on that though... the other idea could be to have three routers.

  5. #5
    nz_liam
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    Default Re: IP Route; Static and Dynamic.

    Why three?

  6. #6
    -=JM=-
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    Default Re: IP Route; Static and Dynamic.

    I don't know really why I said that. I was just thinking that if you had enough routers in your room you could use RIP for load sharing or whatever

  7. #7
    Graham L
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    Default Re: IP Route; Static and Dynamic.

    Static routing is a bad idea. It gives you the means of specifying the route for packets to take. If packets arrive with this routing, most public nodes will reject them. Unconditionally.

    The Internet runs on dynamic routing. That's why it works. Static routing is a taken as an indication that someone is trying to do something. That something is assumed to be hostile.

    If you have a complicated local internet, with multiple layers of routers, you can use fixed routing. But on the Internet, it's a nono.

  8. #8
    nz_liam
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    Default Re: IP Route; Static and Dynamic.

    > Static routing is a bad idea. It gives you the means
    > of specifying the route for packets to take. If
    > packets arrive with this routing, most public nodes
    > will reject them. Unconditionally.
    >
    > The Internet runs on dynamic routing. That's why it
    > works. Static routing is a taken as an indication
    > that someone is trying to do something. That
    > something is assumed to be hostile.
    >
    > If you have a complicated local internet, with
    > multiple layers of routers, you can use fixed
    > routing. But on the Internet, it's a nono.

    Ok, I just wasant sure exactily what they did, I'm really just trying to setup a system that load shares between 2 ADSL routers.

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