Chapter 8. Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

This chapter covers the following key topics:

  • RIP routing updates

  • RIP routing metric

  • RIP scalability and limitations

  • RIP stability features

  • Configuring RIP

This chapter reviews the characteristics and limitations of the distance vector routing protocol RIP. The chapter concludes with an exercise on configuring RIP between two routers, R1 and R2, and follows up with useful commands to verify and troubleshoot your RIP configuration.

RIP Fundamentals

The Routing Information Protocol (RIP) is a comparatively old interior gateway protocol (IGP) still in widespread use. IGPs are used for routing within networks that are under a common network administration, whereas exterior gateway protocols are used to exchange ...

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