Nov
04

I’m currently working on a new design for a customer network, and am trying to decide which routing protocol to migrate to. Brian Dennis mentioned to me that some type of election is going on today… so I decided to have an election of my own!

What is your favorite routing protocol?

  • Scott Morris (38%, 195 Votes)
  • OSPFv2 (21%, 111 Votes)
  • BGP (12%, 60 Votes)
  • EIGRP (11%, 56 Votes)
  • OSPFv3 (6%, 29 Votes)
  • IS-IS (4%, 20 Votes)
  • Static Routing Protocol Version 2 (3%, 16 Votes)
  • Routing Is Overrated – SR/TLB! (2%, 9 Votes)
  • ODR! (1%, 6 Votes)
  • RIPv2 (1%, 5 Votes)
  • EIGRPv6 (1%, 4 Votes)
  • EGP (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Policy Routing (0%, 2 Votes)
  • RIP (0%, 2 Votes)
  • RIPng (0%, 1 Votes)
  • IGRP (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 518

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Update: Thanks for all your feedback! Based on everyone’s overwhelming response we’ve decided to implement Scott Morris routing, as follows:

Rack1R1(config)#scott-morris unicast-routing
Rack1R1(config)#router scott
Rack1R1(config-router)#version 6
Rack1R1(config-router)#network 0.0.0.0
Rack1R1(config-router)#end
Rack1R1#
*Jan 17 09:06:53.718: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by console
Rack1R1#show ip route
Codes: C - connected, S - static, R - RIP, M - mobile, B - BGP
       D - EIGRP, EX - EIGRP external, O - OSPF, IA - OSPF inter area
       N1 - OSPF NSSA external type 1, N2 - OSPF NSSA external type 2
       E1 - OSPF external type 1, E2 - OSPF external type 2
       i - IS-IS, su - IS-IS summary, L1 - IS-IS level-1, L2 - IS-IS level-2
       ia - IS-IS inter area, * - candidate default, U - per-user static route
       o - ODR, P - periodic downloaded static route, SM - Scott Morris

Gateway of last resort is not set

SM    204.12.1.0/24 [10/2] via 155.1.0.4, 00:00:00, Serial0/0
     155.1.0.0/24 is subnetted, 10 subnets
C       155.1.146.0 is directly connected, FastEthernet0/0
SM       155.1.23.0 [10/1] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:08, Serial0/1
C       155.1.13.0 is directly connected, Serial0/1
C       155.1.0.0 is directly connected, Serial0/0
SM       155.1.7.0 [10/2] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:08, Serial0/1
SM       155.1.58.0 [10/1] via 155.1.0.5, 00:00:00, Serial0/0
SM       155.1.45.0 [10/1] via 155.1.0.5, 00:00:01, Serial0/0
SM       155.1.37.0 [10/1] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:00, Serial0/1
SM       155.1.79.0 [10/2] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:00, Serial0/1
SM       155.1.67.0 [10/2] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:00, Serial0/1
SM    192.10.1.0/24 [10/2] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:00, Serial0/1  

Rack1R1#show ip route scott
SM    204.12.1.0/24 [10/2] via 155.1.0.4, 00:00:03, Serial0/0
     155.1.0.0/24 is subnetted, 10 subnets
SM       155.1.23.0 [10/1] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:04, Serial0/1
SM       155.1.7.0 [10/2] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:04, Serial0/1
SM       155.1.58.0 [10/1] via 155.1.0.5, 00:00:03, Serial0/0
SM       155.1.45.0 [10/1] via 155.1.0.5, 00:00:03, Serial0/0
SM       155.1.37.0 [10/1] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:04, Serial0/1
SM       155.1.79.0 [10/2] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:04, Serial0/1
SM       155.1.67.0 [10/2] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:04, Serial0/1
SM    192.10.1.0/24 [10/2] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:04, Serial0/1
                   [10/2] via 155.1.0.2, 00:00:03, Serial0/0
     150.1.0.0/24 is subnetted, 6 subnets
SM       150.1.7.0 [10/2] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:04, Serial0/1
SM       150.1.5.0 [10/1] via 155.1.0.5, 00:00:03, Serial0/0
SM       150.1.4.0 [10/2] via 155.1.0.4, 00:00:03, Serial0/0
SM       150.1.3.0 [10/1] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:04, Serial0/1
SM       150.1.2.0 [10/2] via 155.1.13.3, 00:00:04, Serial0/1
                  [10/2] via 155.1.0.2, 00:00:04, Serial0/0
About Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593, CCDE #2013::13:

Brian McGahan was one of the youngest engineers in the world to obtain the CCIE, having achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching at the age of 20 in 2002. Brian has been teaching and developing CCIE training courses for over 10 years, and has assisted thousands of engineers in obtaining their CCIE certification. When not teaching or developing new products Brian consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers in the midwest region of the United States.

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31 Responses to “Vote For Change – Results Are In!”

 
  1. Ferret999 says:

    What happened to IS-IS?

  2. Derek Pocoroba says:

    The SMv6 protocol must a 12.5T thing ;)

  3. MrPaul says:

    ODR BABY!

  4. Sadiq Yakasai says:

    LOL!!

    I would go with Scott Morris :-)

  5. EIGRP if everything else is Cisco. Easy to maintain, easy to troubleshoot, easy for the network admin to understand it :-)

  6. I voted scott Morris.
    OSPF is the best due to the concept of areas. For instance, in my network we have area 0 and another 50 areas totally stubby areas around area 0. And doing summarization into area 0 from each area. In each area we have 1720′s. They would potentially crash or run out of memory if running eigrp getting a huge routing table. Well, yes we could summarize eigrp as well…but with ospf makes it easier…and of course the ospf database…

  7. Muhammad says:

    My vote will be for OSPF..
    It’s more flexabile and easy to accomodate changes as compared to other IGP’s….

  8. Amit Chopra says:

    My Vote to Scott Morris

  9. remakin says:

    Voted for OSPF! OSPF is king.
    I would also make it such that we could use the “Scott Morris” Protocol (ScMP)as fallback because of its unique ability to behave like any of the other routing protocols if so configured.

  10. Rack009 says:

    I vote for any as long as someone else does the implementing and troubleshooting. Nothing worse in the world that a mis-behaving protocol eating into your valuable web-surfing time at work.

  11. Rack009 says:

    PLEASE HELP!!!

    What’s wrong?

    Cisco871w#c
    Cisco871w(config)#router scott morris?
    % Unrecognized command

    Cisco871w(config)#do sh ver | i IOS
    Cisco IOS Software, C870 Software (C870-ADVIPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.4(15)T1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)

    Any ideas?

  12. Colin Raeburn says:

    You have to configure scottmorris on the interface

  13. Santos says:

    Router#config t
    Router(config)#ipv128 router scott morris
    Router(config-rtr)#

    you forgot to add ipv128, now you can config it.

    cya

  14. Pete says:

    I don’t know about Scott Morris but BGP is sexy! :)

  15. Ruhann says:

    RFC for the smorris standard anyone?

    Is this the new IEEE Standard for a Quadruple-dimensional wavelength-division multiplexing protocol, to separate and distribute optical and telepathy signals of different wavelengths, in order to produce a routing table in holographic format?

  16. Shai says:

    LOL

    scottmorris is the best !!

  17. Rack009 says:

    “I don’t know about Scott Morris but BGP is sexy!

    Funny. My friends wife actually saw a picture of a slightly bearded Scott Morris and said he was “fit” lol.

    Later went on to say “I always thought all computer guys were geeky looking”

    Scott Morris – President Elect,
    Scott Morris – Protocol,
    Scott Morris – Ladies Man :)

  18. I am very humbled this morning to have this landslide announcement made! I am proud to have been the people’s choice, and look forward to working with everyone in the years ahead!

    Scott
    smorris@internetworkexpert.com

  19. apep says:

    The Scott_Morris process is buggy ;)

    %SYSTEM-SCOTT_MORRIS-3-FATAL: An unrecoverable error has been detected.
    The system is being reset.

    %Software-forced reload

  20. That was actually a known bug when the code was originally outsourced.

    Since we have brought production in-house, those problems have been eradicated. You may want to check your version, and if you have an active support contract you may start running the proper version!

    ;)

  21. Tom says:

    Anyone know the RFC number for routing protocol Scott Morris? I have bouncing issue with it.

    R1#
    *Mar 1 01:28:58.607: %DUAL-5-NBRCHANGE: IP-SCOTT_MORRIS(0) 100: Neighbor 1.1.25.2 (FastEthernet0/1) is down: retry limit exceeded
    R1#
    *Mar 1 01:29:02.967: %DUAL-5-NBRCHANGE: IP-SCOTT_MORRIS(0) 100: Neighbor 1.1.25.2 (FastEthernet0/1) is up: new adjacency
    R1#
    *Mar 1 01:29:18.383: %DUAL-5-NBRCHANGE: IP-SCOTT_MORRIS(0) 100: Neighbor 1.1.25.5 (FastEthernet0/1) is down: retry limit exceeded
    R1#
    *Mar 1 01:29:20.839: %DUAL-5-NBRCHANGE: IP-SCOTT_MORRIS(0) 100: Neighbor 1.1.25.5 (FastEthernet0/1) is up: new adjacency
    R1#
    *Mar 1 01:30:22.523: %DUAL-5-NBRCHANGE: IP-SCOTT_MORRIS(0) 100: Neighbor 1.1.25.2 (FastEthernet0/1) is down: retry limit exceeded
    R1#
    *Mar 1 01:30:25.619: %DUAL-5-NBRCHANGE: IP-SCOTT_MORRIS(0) 100: Neighbor 1.1.25.2 (FastEthernet0/1) is up: new adjacency
    R1#
    *Mar 1 01:30:40.359: %DUAL-5-NBRCHANGE: IP-SCOTT_MORRIS(0) 100: Neighbor 1.1.25.5 (FastEthernet0/1) is down: retry limit exceeded
    R1#
    *Mar 1 01:30:43.347: %DUAL-5-NBRCHANGE: IP-SCOTT_MORRIS(0) 100: Neighbor 1.1.25.5 (FastEthernet0/1) is up: new adjacency
    R1#

  22. As Scott Morris’s redundant Switch Processor I would like to announce that SM protocol is actually ISIS so everyone needs to learn the massive amount of new info required to run this protocol including the 11 different types of LSA’s possible …. oh no wait… that’s Ov2 ??? I mean the 2 databases that ISIS runs …. oh wait you mean you usually turn one of them off ??? so their is only one database ….. OK so you must learn the massive amount of database(s)???? to run this protocol….

    ah never mind just turn SM on on disable one of his levels and your network will just run

    -SWM’s Remote-brain.

  23. Steve says:

    Scott Morris Has an administrative distance of 10.

    Cisco might have to rethink EIGRP, or is Scott Morris an exterior routing protocol?

  24. Jeriel Atienza says:

    Very fast routing protocol, hellos 1s, always creating loops

    heheh

    SM Keep up a good Work!

  25. Dukwon Cho says:

    I wouldn’t like to use the SM protocol, It may make me lose my job caz it’s too easy to configure the network. =`( But, I agreed that it’s the best routing protocol which I have never seen before.

  26. Ant says:

    *Mar 1 00:06:21.595: %SCOTT_MORRIS-4-DUP_RTRID: Detected router with duplicate CCIE ID 4713

    Should I be concerned if I see more than one router with the same CCIE number?

  27. Terry Chow says:

    Hi, is there any article describe what is “Scott Morris”?
    Thank you

  28. Hector Hinojosa says:

    HAhAha!!! “SM” routes…its how the west was won.

 

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