Bridging vs. Routing – Major Difference?

May 12, 2011 / Web Hosting

There are two different processes to link systems through VPN. Those are :

  1. Bridging
  2. routing

There are some advantages of Bridging and routing. Those are discussed as follows:

Benefits Bridging :

  • Bridging trust on LAN broadcasts. Such as Windows NetBIOS file sharing and network neighborhood browsing to work.
  • No route declaration to config.
  • Works with any protocol that can work over ethernet, with IPv4, IPv6, Netware IPX, AppleTalk, etc.
  • Comparatively simple-to-configure solution for road warriors.

Bridging disadvantages: Inefficient than routing, and doesn’t scale properly.

Routing advantages
a. Effective and scalability.
b. Permit better tuning of MTU for efficiency.