The Zen Network Master was meditating over his network, at oneness with the Flow of packets.
A student approached the Master and asked “Master, I am finding it difficult to choose the Path†of EIGRP or the Path of OSPF. I have meditated much and cannot understand the choice.”
The Master thought for a long while, breathing deeply while considering the Flow. And he spoke “That which is open, is always the way. Openness brings sharing and integration with all forms of the Flow and creates more Flow. That which is closed can look precious, but cannot be integrated with all of the Flow”
“For the good of the Flow, open is always better than closed because all can share the Flow”
And the student was enlightened.
Other posts in the series
- Network ZEN: The Same Problem can Seem Different
- Network ZEN - Frames or Packet
- Network Zen - The Flow may only be seen when it is not present.
- Network Zen - Standardisation and Failure
- Network Zen - Standardisation
- Network ZEN - Storage traffic isn't so Important
- Network ZEN: A Switch
- Network ZEN: OSPF or EIGRP (This post)
- Network ZEN: Management or Monitoring
- Network ZEN: Stackable or Chassis Switches