Can anyone please explain to me the concept of Load balancing in RIP and IGRP. Especially load balancing across multiple paths and how we integrate static routes/default routes using load balancing in RIP.
Basically, The router chooses the route with the lowest Administrative Distance (AD) to a destination network. If AD is equal in multiple routes, It chooses the one with the lowest Metric (cost). If the Metric is also the same in multiple routes, Load Balancing can occur. Load Balancing means that the router has more than one low cost paths to the destination, so it can utilize both, sending packets some times to the first path, some times to the second path, 3rd and so on.
Thanks for your reply, yea i just wanted the basic concept for the Intro exam you know because a few question pop up on these subject so wanted to make that clear, I will try to re-read chapter 7 in semester to see if i get it if i don't i will post more specific questions.