A comparative study on RIP and OSPF protocols

Routing of data packets is one of the important process in the internet. A routing protocol specifies the method of communication among routers used in the inter connection of networks. There are number of routing protocols which have application on the internet like OSPF, RIP, EIGRP, OPNET, IGRP, etc.

Every protocol has its own feature of packet routing. This paper presents a simple comparative study of RIP and OSPF dynamic routing protocols. The Routing Information Protocol (RIP) comes under the distance vector algorithm and the Open Shortest Path First Protocol(OSPF) is a link state routing algorithm.