This appendix covers the following topics:
RIP Routing Table
RIP Routing Convergence
RIP Routing Protocol Summary
RIP is a simple distance-vector routing protocol, and because RIP is an open standard, it is a safe presumption that any network routing device is capable of supporting RIP. RIP is an Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) and is designed for use in small, simple networks. RIP was designed and engineered to support only Classful Routing and has no support for Classless Routing, such as CIDR (Classless Inter-Domain Routing).