Performance Evaluation of Link State Routing Protocol in an Enterprise Network

  • M. Nawaz Lakhmir
  • Ayaz Ahmed Qureshi
  • M. Ibrahim Channa


A link-state routing protocol is having a capability to create topological view of the massive networks. It collects information from all inter-linked routers which produce identical view of the network topology. A created topology-map of the network selects the best path for smooth traffic communication across the hops. The main task of this research is to measure the performance of the two link state routing protocols i-e Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS). We develop an enterprise network to compare the performance of OSPF and IS-IS under different parameters. The detailed analysis of the said routing protocol will help in designing enterprise network models and selecting an appropriate routing protocol under different traffic conditions