routing information protocol

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Routing Information Protocol definition


1. (RIP) A distance vector, as opposed to link state, routing protocol. RIP is an Internet standard Interior Gateway Protocol defined in STD 34, RFC 1058 and updated by RFC 1388.
See also Open Shortest Path First.
2. (RIP) A companion protocol to IPX for exchange of routing information in a Novell network. RIP has been partly superseded by NLSP. It is not related to the Internet protocol of the same name.
(1997-03-04)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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