Benefit of Multipoint Design

typeshtypesh Posts: 168Member
Hey guys...

I've been thinking about Frame Relay quite a bit. The more I think about it, I don't understand why an organization would choose a Multipoint Design rather than a Point To Point.

In a 3 router hub-and-spoke scenario where R1 is the hub, R1 would need to disable split horizon in order to advertise R2s subnets to R3, and also to advertise R3s subnets to R2. While turning off split-horizon will allow full reachability, it still will allow routing loops to occur (for instance if one of R2s subnets goes down just before R1 advertises a 2 hop route back to R2 for the same subnet that went down).

I can't really find a benefit in a multipoint design...why not just make it point to point and avoid any issues...?

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