passive-interface command

Consider the following example network with RIP turned on:

RIP example network

The RIP configuration on R2 looks like this:

router rip
 version 2

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, RIP will also be activated on the interface connected to the workstation on the right. This means that the workstation will also receive RIP updates, which is pointless. To prevent this from happening, the passive interface command is used:

R2(config)#router rip
R2(config-router)#passive-interface Gi0/1

Now, the RIP process will no longer send RIP updates out the Gi0/1 interface. However, all received RIP updates will be processed and the subnet will still be advertised.

Prerequisites for 200-301

200-301 is a single exam, consisting of about 120 questions. It covers a wide range of topics, such as routing and switching, security, wireless networking, and even some programming concepts. As with other Cisco certifications, you can take it at any of the Pearson VUE certification centers.

The recommended training program that can be taken at a Cisco academy is called Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA). The successful completion of a training course will get you a training badge.

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