Network use different routing protocols to select the routing path to reach other networks. Adistance-vector routig uses a set of protocols (IPX, SPX, IP, DECnet) and a distance calculation through an outgoing network interface to select the most efficient path to a network destination.
Link-state routing protocols track the connection status type to each link that comes from a network. The criteria for selection are links with greater hops and faster mediums. Those are considered the most efficient links that will be used by the routing protocols.
· Do you think that most network administrators understand and use both distance-vector and link-state protocols?
· In your opinion, are there other options that can perform the tasks of these protocols? What is the future for routing through these protocols? Explain?