Routing Information Protocol (rip)

Last Modified: 2002-04-17


Gary Malkin <>

Routing Area Director(s):

Bill Fenner <>
Alex Zinin <>

Routing Area Advisor:

Bill Fenner <>

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Description of Working Group:

The RIP Working Group was formed from the RIP Version 2 Working
Group, which was originally chartered to create the RIP-2 standard.
Since several other RIP-related efforts are also occuring within
the IETF, it was decided to create a single working group to handle
them all.

The RIP Working Group is chartered to guide the following proposals
and develop the following projects through the IETF standards track:

  - ``RIP Version 2'' (RFC 1723)

  - ``RIP Version 2 MIB Extension'' (RFC 1724)

  - ``Extensions to RIP to Support Demand Circuits'' (RFC 1582)

  - ``RIP-II Cryptographic Authentication'' (Internet-Draft)

Additionally, the RIP Working Group will handle the RIPng protocol
which, in its first incarnation, will contain the minimum modifications
to RIP-2 necessary to handle IPng.

Goals and Milestones:

Done    Submit Internet-Draft of MD5 Proposal.
Done    Meet at San Jose IETF to discuss MD5 document.
Done    Submit RIPng as an Internet-Draft.
Done    Submit MD5 document to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
Done    Meet at Danvers IETF to discuss implementation of all RIP-related specifications.
Done    Submit Demand Circuit RIP document (RFC 1581) to IESG for consideration as a Draft Standard.
Done    Submit RIPng Internet-Draft for consideration as a Proposed Standard. Submission MUST be accompanied by a suitably restrictive Applicability Statement.
Done    Meet at Stockholm IETF. Review status of MD5 for elevation to Draft Standard. Review status of RIP-2 and MIB for elevation to Standard. A suitably restrictive Applicability Statement for RIP-2 MUST accompany the request for standards level elevation.
Apr 97    Submit the RIP2 protocol and MIN to the IESG for Standard. Group will then go into hiatus waiting for other documents to spend the necessary periods of time at their current standards level prior to elevation in the standards track.

No Current Internet-Drafts

Request For Comments:

RIPv1 Applicability Statement for Historic Status (RFC 1923) (5560 bytes)
RIPng Protocol Applicability Statement (RFC 2081) (6821 bytes)
RIPng for IPv6 (RFC 2080) (47532 bytes)
Protocol Analysis for Triggered RIP (RFC 2092) (10865 bytes)
Triggered Extensions to RIP to Support Demand Circuits (RFC 2091) (44835 bytes)