Advantages of RIP, OSPF, and IS-IS

The biggest advantage of using RIP is that it is relatively simple to understand and to implement, and it has been the de facto routing standard for many years.

RIP has a number of limitations that can cause problems in large networks, including the following:
OSPF and IS-IS offer many advantages over RIP, including the following:

The details of RIP are explained later in this chapter.