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RIP

You can manage RIP routes and add, update, or delete the network and interface configuration.

Routing Information Protocol (RIP) is a widely used routing protocol that uses hop count to determine the best route to a destination.

RIP avoids routing loops from continuing indefinitely by limiting the number of hops permitted between the source and destination. The maximum number of hops supported is 15. So, if the hop count becomes 16, it is known as an infinite distance and is considered unreachable.

With the RIP protocol's help, the device sends routing update messages at regular intervals to the next router. When the next router receives the changes, it updates them in the routing table and increases the metric value for the path by 1. The sender of the message is considered as the next hop. The device maintains only the route with the least metric value to a destination.

Global configuration

Default metric

Specify the default metric value used for redistributed routes.

Metric is a property that contains a value used by a routing protocol to decide which route to take.

Default: 1

Acceptable range: 1 to 16

Administrative distance

Specify the administrative distance. It is a number used by the routers to find out the better route.

Default: 120

Acceptable range: 1 to 255

RIP version

Select the RIP version used for sending and receiving updates.

The available options are: Send V2 and receive both; V1; V2.

Timers

Update

Specify the time interval in seconds between two periodic routing updates.

Default: 30 seconds

Acceptable range: 5 to 2147483647 seconds

Timeout

Specify the time in seconds after which the route becomes invalid.

Default: 180 seconds

Acceptable range: 5 to 2147483647 seconds

Garbage

Specify the garbage time. It is the amount of time that the device will advertise a route as being unreachable before deleting the route from the routing table.

Default: 120 seconds

Acceptable range: 5 to 2147483647 seconds

Default information originate

Turn on to control the distribution of the default route. It will generate and advertise a default route into the RIP-enabled networks.

The default setting is disabled.

Redistribute connected

Click to turn on the redistribution of connected routes into the RIP routing table.

Specify metric for redistributed connected routes.

Acceptable range: 0 to 16

Redistribute static

Click to turn on the redistribution of static routes into the RIP routing table.

Specify metric for redistributed static routes.

Acceptable range: 0 to 16

Redistribute OSPF

Click to turn on the redistribution of OSPF routes into the RIP routing table.

Specify metric for redistributed OSPF routes.

Acceptable range: 0 to 16

Redistribute BGP

Click to turn on the redistribution of BGP routes into the RIP routing table.

Specify metric for redistributed BGP routes.

Acceptable range: 0 to 16

Click Apply.

RIP networks

This section shows a list of available RIP networks, including the corresponding netmasks.

Override interface configuration

You can manage interface configuration from this section.

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