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RIP Fundamentals and General Operation
The Routing Information Protocol
(RIP) was one of the first interior routing protocols used in TCP/IP.
Over 20 years later, it continues to be widely used. Even though RIP
has important limitations that have caused some to malign it and in
fact led to the development of newer routing protocols that are technically
superior to it, RIP continues to have an important place in TCP/IP routing
to this day. Evidence that RIP has a future can be seen in the creation
of an IPv6 version of the protocol: RIPng.
In this section, I provide an overall
description of the characteristics of RIP and how it works in general
terms. I begin with an overview and history of the protocol, including
a brief discussion of its different versions and the standards that
define them. I describe the method that RIP uses to determine routes
and the metric used to assess route cost. I describe the general operation
of the protocol including message types and when they are sent. I then
describe the most important limitations and issues with RIP, and the
special features that have been added to the protocol to resolve several
problems with the basic RIP algorithm.
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