Why Is Cisco Bothering with “Open” EIGRP?

Here’s a thoughtful piece by Anthony Burke over at our friends, Packet Pushers. Cisco is introducing an “open” version of EIGRP, but why? And how open is it really?

What Cisco should have said in its announcement was that, “Cisco EIGRP is now an open standard, but…”

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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