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Linux® Routing by Ron McCarty, Dee-Ann LeBlanc, Joe Brockmeier

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Routing Information Protocol Version 2 (RIP-2)

RIP version 2 (RIP-2) is an updated version of the original Routing Information Protocol. There are a few additional features in RIP-2 that make it a far more appropriate routing choice for many network administrators, especially as we continue with the problem of the IP addressing shortage. The first of these new features is the ability to add information gleaned from an Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP). See the section, “Exterior Gateway Protocol,” in Chapter 3, “Introduction to Border Routing Protocols,” for more information regarding the data carried from one router to another.

Essentially, RIP-2 packets contain a backpack into which data from an EGP can be dropped and carried from router to ...

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