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RIP, Routing Information Protocol, is an internal gateway routing protocol that is designed to exchange routing information between routers. Currently, devices support both RIP versions, i.e., RIP-1 and RIP-2.

RIP configuration includes basic options, redistribute, Passive IF, neighbor, network and distance. You will also need to configure RIP parameters for different interfaces, including RIP version, split horizon, and authentication mode.

Creating RIP

To create RIP, take the following steps:

  1. Select Network > Routing > RIP.
  2. From the Virtual Router drop-down list, select the Virtual Router for the new route.
  3. Click New.
  4. In the DB tab, route entries to all of the reachable networks are stored in the database.

  5. Click OK.
Configuration for RIP on Hillstone device's interfaces includes: RIP version, split horizon and authentication mode. For more information on how to configure RIP on an interface, see Configuring an Interface.