RIP Routing

Use J-Web configuration to configure RIP networks.

To configure a RIP network:

  1. In the J-Web user interface, select Configure > Routing > RIP.

    After you make changes to the configuration in this window, you must commit the changes immediately for them to take effect. To commit all changes to the active configuration, select Commit Options > Commit. See Using the Commit Options to Commit Configuration Changes (J-Web Procedure) for details about all commit options.

  2. To manage RIP configuration, click on:

    • Add—Configures a RIP instance. Enter information into the configuration page for RIP, as described in Table 22.
    • Edit—Modifies an existing RIP instance. Enter information into the RIP configuration page, as described in Table 22.
    • Delete—Deletes an existing RIP instance.
  3. To modify RIP global settings, click Edit. Enter information in the configuration as described in Table 23.

Table 22: RIP Routing Configuration Summary

Field

Function

Your Action

General tab 

Routing instance name

Specifies a name for the routing instance.

Type a name.

Preference

Specifies the preference of external routes learned by RIP as compared to those learned from other routing protocols.

Type a value.

Metric Out

Specifies the metric value to add to routes transmitted to the neighbor.

Type a value.

Update interval

Specifies an update time interval to periodically send out routes learned by RIP to neighbors.

Type a value.

Route timeout

Specifies the route timeout interval for RIP.

Type a value.

Policy tab

Import Policy

The import policy enables you to control which routes learned from an area are used to generate summary link-state advertisements (LSAs) into other areas.

Click Add to add an import policy.

Click Move up or Move down to move the selected policy up or down the list of policies.

Click Remove to remove an import policy.

Export Policy

The export policy enables you to specify which summary LSAs are flooded into an area.

Click Add to add an export policy.

Click Move up or Move down to move the selected policy up or down the list of policies.

Click Remove to remove an export policy.

Neighbor

RIP-Enabled Interfaces

Selects the interfaces to be associated with the RIP instance.

To enable RIP on an interface, click the check box next to the interface name.

Select the interface by clicking the interface row and click Edit to modify the interface settings.

Table 23: Edit RIP Global Settings

FieldFunctionYour Action
General tab

Send

Specifies RIP send options.

Select a value.

Receive

Configure RIP receive options.

Select a value.

Route timeout (sec)

Specifies the route timeout interval for RIP.

Type a value.

Update interval (sec)

Specifies the update time interval to periodically send out routes learned by RIP to neighbors.

Type a value.

Hold timeout (sec)

Specifies the time period the expired route is retained in the routing table before being removed.

Type a value.

Metric in

Specifies the metric to add to incoming routes when advertising into RIP routes that were learned from other protocols.

Type a value.

RIB Group

Specifies a routing table group to install RIP routes into multiple routing tables.

Select a routing table group name.

Message size

Specifies the number of route entries to be included in every RIP update message.

Type a value.

Check Zero

Specifies whether the reserved fields in a RIP packet are zero.

check-zero—Discard version 1 packets that have nonzero values in the reserved fields and version 2 packets that have nonzero values in the fields that must be zero. This default behavior implements the RIP version 1 and version 2 specifications.

no-check-zero—Receive RIP version 1 packets with nonzero values in the reserved fields or RIP version 2 packets with nonzero values in the fields that must be zero. This is in spite of the fact that they are being sent in violation of the specifications in RFC 1058 and RFC 2453.

Graceful switchover

Configures graceful switchover for OSPF.

Click Disable to disable graceful restart.

Specify the estimated time for the restart to finish, in seconds.

Authentication Type

Specifies the type of authentication for RIP route queries received on an interface.

  1. Select the authentication type.
  2. Enter the authentication key.
Policies tab

Import Policy

The import policy enables you to control which routes learned from an area are used to generate summary link-state advertisements (LSAs) into other areas.

Click Add to add an import policy.

Click Move up or Move down to move the selected policy up or down the list of policies.

Click Remove to remove an import policy.

Export Policy

The export policy enables you to specify which summary LSAs are flooded into an area.

Click Add to add an export policy.

Click Move up or Move down to move the selected policy up or down the list of policies.

Click Remove to remove an export policy.

Traceoptions tab

File Name

Specifies the name of the file to receive the output of the tracing operation.

Enter a name.

Number of Files

Specifies the maximum number of trace files.

Type a value.

File Size

Specifies the maximum size for each trace file.

Type a value.

World Readable

Specifies whether the trace file can be read by any user or not.

Select True for it to be read by any user.

Select False if you don’t want it read by any user.

Flags

Specifies the tracing operation to perform.

Specify one or multiple flags.