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Edit RIP Global Settings

You are here: Network > Routing > RIP.

To edit RIP global settings:

  1. Click the pencil icon on the upper right side of the RIP Global Settings table.

    The Edit RIP Global Settings page appears.

  2. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
  3. Click OK to save the changes. If you want to discard your changes, click Cancel.
Table 1: Fields on the Edit RIP Global Settings Page





Select a RIP send options from the list:

  • Broadcast

  • Multicast

  • None

  • Version-1


Select a RIP receive options from the list:

  • Both

  • None

  • Version-1

  • Version-2

Route timeout (sec)

Enter the route timeout interval value for RIP.

Update interval (sec)

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

Hold timeout (sec)

Enter the hold timeout interval period for which the expired route is retained in the routing table before being removed.

Metric in

Enter the metric-in value to add to incoming routes when advertising into RIP routes that were learned from other protocols.

RIB Group

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

Message size

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

Check Zero

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

Select an option:

  • True—Discards 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 check-zero the RIP version 1 and version 2 specifications.

  • False—Receives 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 behavior violates the specifications in RFC 1058 and RFC 2453.

Graceful switchover

Specifies graceful switch over for RIP.

Enter the following:

  • Disable—Select the check box to disable graceful switchover.

  • Restart time (sec)—Enter the time in seconds for the restart to complete.


Enter the following:

  • Authentication Type—Select the type of authentication for RIP route queries received on an interface. The options available are:

    • None

    • MD5

    • Simple

  • Authentication key—Enter the authentication key for MD5.


Import Policy

Specifies one or more policies to routes being imported into the local routing device from the neighbors.

Click one of the following options:

  • +—Adds an import policy.

  • Move up arrow—Moves the selected policy up the list of policies.

  • Move down arrow—Moves the selected policy down the list of policies.

  • X—Removes an import policy.

Trace Options

File Name

Enter the filename to receive the output of the trace operation.

Number of Files

Enter the maximum number of trace files.

File Size

Enter the maximum size for each trace file.


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

Select an option:

  • True—Allows any user to read the file.

  • False—Restricts all users being able to read the file.


Select one or more flags from the Available Flags column and move it to the Configured Flags column using the arrow.