|Exam 200-120||Question id=42||IP Routing Technologies|
Which are advantages of static routing when compared to dynamic routing?
Configuration complexity decreases as network size increases.|
Security increases because only the network administrator may change the routing table by hand.|
Route summarization is computed automatically in the Edge router.|
Routing tables changes automatically to topology changes.|
An efficient algorithm is used to build routing tables, using automatic updates.|
Routing updates are automatically sent to neighbors.|
Routing traffic load is reduced when used in stub network links.|
A mean of static routing is that it is hard to administer. This criticism may be true of medium to large network, but it is certainly not true of small networks with few or no alternative routes.
When designing an network, the simplest solution is almost always the best solution. It is good practice to choose a dynamic routing protocol only after determining that static routing is not a practical solution for the design at hand.