3.5.a Describe packet types
3.5.a [i] Packet types [hello, query, update, and such]
EIGRP Packet Types:
Hello: used to establish neighborship
Update: used to update routing information
Query: used to ask for routing information
Reply: used to reply to queries
Ack: acknowledges reliable packets
Note: Update, Query and Reply require Ack’s
EIGRP uses the mulitcast address 220.127.116.11 for the exchange of hello’s, and the AS numbers must match. On broadcast, multipoint, point-to-point serial and point-to-point subinterface links greater than T1 speed, Hellos are sent every 5 seconds. For slower links hellos are sent every 60 seconds. The hold-time is three times the hello value. Unlike OSPF, these setting do not have to match.
Update, query and reply packets require acknowledgement, whereas hello and ack do not require ack.
Neighborship reset occurs after a 16 retry limit is reached. Slow neighbors will be sent unicast updates instead.