enable ripng

enable ripng


Enables RIPng for the whole router.

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or variables.



Usage Guidelines

Although RIPng is useful in small networks, it has a number of limitations that can cause problems in large networks, including:
  • A limit of 15 hops between the source and destination networks.

  • A large amount of bandwidth taken up by periodic broadcasts of the entire routing table.

  • Slow convergence.

  • Routing decisions based on hop count; no concept of link costs or delay.

  • Flat networks; no concept of areas or boundaries.

For larger networks, consider OSPFv3 as an alternative IGP.


The following command enables RIPng for the whole router:

enable ripng


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.2.

Platform Availability

This command is available on platforms with an Edge, Advanced Edge, or Core license. For licensing information, see the ExtremeXOS and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements document.