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Juniper Networks® Field Guide and Reference by Juniper Networks®, Cris Morris, Gary Drenan, Aviva Garrett

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RIP

The Routing Information Protocol (RIP) is an interior gateway protocol (IGP) that uses the Bellman-Ford, or distance-vector, algorithm to determine the best route to a destination. RIP uses the hop count as the metric. RIP allows hosts and routers to exchange information for computing routes through an IP-based network. RIP is intended to be used as an IGP in reasonably homogeneous networks of moderate size.

The JUNOS software supports RIP Versions 1 and 2. It does not support RIP on multipoint interfaces. RIP Version 1 packets contain the minimal information necessary to route packets through a network. However, this version of RIP does not support authentication or subnetting. RIP uses UDP port 520.

RIP has the following architectural limitations: ...

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