This chapter describes how to configure Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
on the switch. RIP is a dynamic routing protocol for IPv4 networks.
The topics covered in this chapter include:
Default RIP Values
Configuring RIP Features (Web)
Configuring RIP Features (CLI)
RIP Configuration Example
RIP is an Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) that performs dynamic routing
within a network. PowerConnect M6220, M6348, M8024, and M8024-k
switches support two dynamic routing protocols: OSPF and Routing
Information Protocol (RIP).
Unlike OSPF, RIP is a distance-vector protocol and uses UDP broadcasts to
maintain topology information and hop counts to determine the best route to
transmit IP traffic. RIP is best suited for small, homogenous networks.