enable rip

enable rip


Enables RIP for the whole router.

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or variables.



Usage Guidelines

RIP 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.


The following command enables RIP for the whole router:

# enable rip


This command is available on all platforms with an Edge or Base license or higher as described in the ExtremeXOS and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements document.

Platform Availability

This command is available on all platforms with an Edge, Advanced Edge, or Core license.