Advantages of LS over DV algorithm
There are a number of advantages to link state protocols especially when compared to the distance vector based routing protocols. These advantages include the followings.
a.Smaller routing Tables: Because the router only maintains a table of link states rather than a copy of every route on the network it is able to maintain much smaller routing tables.
b.Highly Scalable :Link state protocols are not limited to 15 hops as distance vector based protocols are so they are able to scale to much larger networks.