Advertise default routes using RIP

Consider the following example network:In the network above we have three routers running RIP. Router R3 is connected to the ISP’s internet router and and has a static default route that points to it. It is possible to advertise that default route using RIP to other routers in the local network. On R3, we simply […]

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 (such as RIP and EIGRP) employ several different mechanisms to prevent routing loops. We will […]

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 network As we’ve already mentioned, the network command does two things:advertises the defined network in RIP.activates RIP on the interfaces whose addresses fall within the specified classful networks. So in the example network above, […]

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 networks to advertise by using one or more network commands.The first two commands are easy to […]

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 EIGRP. Two versions of the protocol exists: version 1 and version 2. Both versions use […]