RFC 1723 only defines plain text authentication. For information about MD5 authentication, refer to
RFC 2453 "RIP Version 2".
With RIPv1, you can configure the authentication mode in interface view. However, the
configuration will not take effect because RIPv1 does not support authentication.
Supported RIP Features
The current implementation supports the following RIP features.
RIPv1 and RIPv2
Protocols and Standards
RFC 1058: Routing Information Protocol
RFC 1723: RIP Version 2 - Carrying Additional Information
RFC 1721: RIP Version 2 Protocol Analysis
RFC 1722: RIP Version 2 Protocol Applicability Statement
RFC 1724: RIP Version 2 MIB Extension
RFC 2082: RIPv2 MD5 Authentication
RFC2453: RIP Version 2
Configuring RIP Basic Functions
Before configuring RIP basic functions, complete the following tasks.
Configure the link layer protocol.
Configure an IP address on each interface, and make sure all adjacent routers are reachable to
Enabling RIP and a RIP interface
Follow these steps to enable RIP:
Enter system view
Enable a RIP process and
enter RIP view
Enable RIP on the
interface attached to the
Use the command...
rip [ process-id ]
Not enabled by default
Disabled by default