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  1. In the last case route summarization . Was it the rip actually load balancing that causes some packets not to reach?

  2. Hello Jobin

    In a sense, you are correct. RIP does perform load balancing across multiple paths to the same destination that have the same metric. In this case, the problem is that RIP is interpreting specific networks using their classful subnet masks and the load balancing feature is being implemented with incorrect criteria.

    Specifically, R2 is being told that it can reach 172.16.3.0/24 via R3 and 172.16.1.0/24 via R1. However, when R2 receives this information, what it does is it replaces the /24 prefix with the /16 classful prefix, because the specific r

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  3. Means this network is 2 hops away i.e. via 1 router then another.

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