RIP loop prevention

Distance vector protocols are susceptible to routing loops. Routing loops occur when a packet is continually routed through the same routers over and over again, in an endless circle. Because they can render a network unusable, distance vector routing protocols Read More …

passive-interface command

Consider the following example network with RIP turned on: The RIP configuration on R2 looks like this: router rip version 2 network 10.0.0.0 network 192.168.0.0 As we’ve already mentioned, the network command does two things: advertises the defined network in Read More …

Configuring RIPv2

Configuring RIPv2 is a pretty straightforward process. Only three steps are required: 1. enabling RIP by using the router rip global configuration command 2. instructing the router to use RIPv2 by typing the version 2 command 3. telling RIP which Read More …

RIP overview

RIP (Routing Information Protocol) is one of the oldest distance vector routing protocols. It is usually used on small networks because it is very simple to configure and maintain, but lacks some advanced features of routing protocols like OSPF or Read More …