Course Description

Most routing protocols allow you to advertise a default route, RIP is no exception. This can be useful if you have a single exit point in your network. Let me give you an example: Above we have a customer network on the right side, using R1, R2 and R3. On the left side there's the ISP. The loopback

RIP (Routing Information Protocol) is an old distance vector routing protocol. It uses a hop count as its metric, which is limited to a maximum of 15 routers. There are two versions of RIP, version 1 transmits full updates every 30 seconds using broadcast. Version 2 supports partial, triggered updates and uses multicast. RIP is a slow routing protocol compared to other IGP (Interior Gateway Protocols) like OSPF, EIGRP and IS-IS. Even though it’s not commonly used anymore, it is a still a great routing protocol to start with if you are new to networking. In these lessons you will learn the basics of RIP and some more advanced topics.

Course Highlights

In this course you will learn:

  • The basics of distance vector routing protocols.
  • How RIP works.
  • How to filter RIP routes.
  • And many other topics…

Presented to you by instructor Rene Molenaar, CCIE #41726


You should be familiar with the basics of routing.