[Olsr-users] EIGRP...

Aaron Kaplan (spam-protected)
Fri Mar 14 00:10:36 CET 2008

On Mar 13, 2008, at 11:44 PM, John Clark wrote:

> Florian RODARY schrieb:
>> Actually I think you're underestimating firms like Cisco ;)
>> They often develop their own protocols, sometimes eventually leading
>> to a normalization.
>> If they think OLSR protocol can serve their business plan, they will
>> not hesitate to implement it.
> I've run across this a couple of times in other areas, but in this  
> case, I think, and at the moment
> this is just a guess, that CISCO has no intentions of integrating  
> OLSR in to their suite of
> supported protocols. They seem to be on the path which is support  
> what is absolutely required
> for interoperability, and even then do it half-assed, especially if  
> they have a proprietary protocol
> that they would rather get contract 'lock in' capability... so,  
> when a customer puts out an request
> for quote, and says, 'must support EIGRP', that really means CISCO  
> is going to get the business
> for the routing equipment, no matter who gets the contract for  
> installation or integration. Of course
> EIGRP is 'superior' to OSPF... and especially CISCO's version...  
> for example...

So, that being clarified - now the the really important question !

John, did your meshing XOs arrive already? ;-)


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