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Distance Vector vs. Link State

Which one of these routing protocols uses random path allocation? Distance Vector or Link State?
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irenemichelle
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willbaclimonCommented:
hops versus bandwith speeds?
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sumandanCommented:
neither....given a set of parameters/weights, they both calculate and select the shortest path from a source to destination. They dont allocate paths randomly.
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SouljaCommented:
Link state doesn't choose the shortest path, but the path with the best metric, so if going through 5 routers have a better metric than going through another path with two routers, it will choose that longer path.
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sumandanCommented:
agree....i should have said "best path"....Shortest doesnt always mean its the most desirable.
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rochey2009Commented:
Hi,

A router running a link state routing protocol build's a map of the network and works out the best route between itself and any destination. Distance vector routing protocols know nothing about the topology and learn the best route from its neighbour routers which in turn learn the best route from their neighbours. Neither are random in determining the best path.
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willbaclimonCommented:
Very well put rochey2009
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