Chapter 5. Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

This chapter covers the following subjects:

• Operation of RIP

• Configuring RIP

• Troubleshooting RIP

The oldest of the distance vector IP routing protocols still in widespread use, RIP currently exists in two versions. This chapter deals with version 1 of RIP. Chapter 6, "RIPv2, RIPng, and Classless Routing," covers Version 2, which adds several enhancements to RIPv1. Most notably, RIPv1 is a classful routing protocol, whereas RIPv2 is classless. This chapter introduces classful routing, and Chapter 6 introduces classless routing. Chapter 6 also introduces RIPng, which is an adaptation of RIPv2 for support of IPv6.

Distance vector protocols, based on the algorithms developed by Bellman,[1] Ford, ...

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