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Solaris™ 9 Network Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exam CX-310-044) by John Philcox

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Dynamic Route Configuration

Dynamic routing, in contrast to static routing, is where routing information is exchanged with other routers on the network. Entries in the routing table can change dynamically depending on the current status of the network. The protocols that are bundled with the Solaris 9 operating environment are Routing Information Protocol (RIP) versions 1 and 2 as well as the Router Discovery Protocol (RDISC).

Routing Information Protocol Version 1 (RIPv1)

RIP is a distance vector protocol, where the best route to use is calculated by the fewest hops taken to reach the destination. Each hop denotes a point where another router is used to forward a packet. The hopcount refers to the total number of hops taken to reach the final ...

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