In keeping with the simple nature of RIP, configuration is an easy task. There is one command to enable the RIP process and one command for each network on which RIP is to run. Beyond that, RIP has few configuration options.
Case Study: A Basic RIP Configuration
Only two steps are necessary to configure RIP:
Enable RIP with the command router rip.
Specify each major network on which to run RIP with the net work command.
Figure 5.8 shows a four-router internetwork, with four major network numbers. Router Goober is attached to two subnets of network 172.17.0.0. The commands necessary to enable RIP are:
Goober(config)#router rip Goober(config-router)#network 172.17.0.0
Similarly, Opie has two subnets of the same network ...