Routing Information Protocol Version 2
The first classless routing protocol is the evolution of RIP v1, plus it supports VLSM (Variable Length Subnet Mask).
RIPv2 is known as a Vector Distance protocol and uses the following features to avoid routing loops:
- Split Horizon: prevents advertising routes learned on interface A to the same interface (A). For example, 22.214.171.124/24 learned on g1/3 can be advertised to other router interfaces but not on interface g1/3.
- Route Poisoning: ensures that all routers are aware of a failed route. It is implemented by advertising the failed route with an infinite metric.
router(config)#router rip router(config-router)#version 2 router(config-router)#network a.a.a.a router(config-router)#network b.b.b.b router(config-router)#network c.c.c.c
- router rip.- Command to access the router configuration mode assigning the RIP routing protocol.
- version 2.- Command that indicates the version of the RIP protocol.
- network.- Command is used for the router to publish the networks in its RIP update packets.
- a.a.a.a – Network to be published by the router.
RIPv2 performs auto-summarization by default; with the following command, we can disable it:
In RIPv2, you can configure passive interfaces to stop sending RIP updates to other routers.
In RIPv2, a default route can be advertised with the following command:
R1(config-router)# default-information originate
show ip route rip show ip protocols show ip rip database