RIP(Routing Information Protocol) is a widely-used protocol for managing router information within a self-contained network such as a corporate local area network (LAN) or an interconnected
group of such LAN’
Summary of Router Information Protocol (R.I.P):
- RIP (Router Information Protocol)
○RIP is a standardized Distance Vector protocol
○Wide variety of systems
- RIP Versions
Classful protocol updates every 30 seconds
Supports up to six equal-cost paths to a single destination
Classless protocol uses VLSM (variable length subnet
Supports Authentication (hashed passwords)
- RIP Timers
○Update Timer (default 30 seconds)
Indicates how often the router will send out a routing table update.
○Invalid Timer (default 180 seconds)
Indicates how long a route will remain in a routing table before
being marked as invalid, if no new updates are heard about this
○Hold-down Timer (default 180 seconds)
Indicates how long RIP will “suppress” a route that it has placed in
a hold-down state.
○Flush Timer (default 240 seconds)
Indicates how long a route can remain in a routing table before
being flushed, if no new updates are heard about this route.