After, set up your RIP router. This article provides instructions on configuring global settings and network definitions that are used by RIP to advertise routes.
Configure RIP Router Setup
- Go to CONFIGURATION > Configuration Tree > Box > Virtual Servers > your virtual server > Assigned Services > OSPF-RIP-BGP-Service > OSPF/RIP/BGP Settings.
- Click Lock.
In the left menu, select RIP Router Setup. In this section, the parameters can be specified as follows:
Parameter Description RIP Keychains Key/Key String To enable RIP authentication, so-called key chains must be introduced. A key chain can consist of several keys, where each key is identified by a number and a key string (password). RIP Version The Barracuda NextGen Firewall F-Series routing service allows usage of both standardized RIP versions RIPv1 or RIPv2. The following values are thus available for selection:
- Version_1 (classful)
RIP Terminal Password
Password to connect via telnet and query status information of the RIP router. The RIP router is reachable on TCP port 2602 (loopback only). This is mainly useful for debugging purposes. Note that remote connection to the RIP terminal is not possible.
Privileged RIP Terminal Password
Password to connect via telnet and change configuration of the RIP router (not recommended since changes made via the terminal are not persistent). Note that remote connection to the RIP terminal is not possible.
Route Update Filtering is used to provide Access Control Mechanisms and mechanisms to fine-tune RIP metrics.
Configuring Metric Offsets adds an offset to incoming and outgoing metrics to routes learned via RIP.
- Update Direction
- Enforced Metric
Route In/Out Filters
Route Filters are used to control the advertising and learning of routes in routing updates. Filters with the parameter Update Direction set to "in" apply to routes processed in incoming routing updates. The filter is matched against the content of the update, not against the source or destination of the routing update packets.
- Update Direction
- Object Type
- IP Prefix List
In the RIP Preferences section, accessible from the Configuration menu, the settings can be specified as follows:
Specifies the verbosity of the RIP routing service. Available values are:
- informational (default)
Use Special Routing Table
By setting this parameter to yes and selecting a table name below, routes learned by the RIP service are introduced into an own routing table. Note that the routing table is not automatically introduced, but has to be configured manually by introducing Policy Routes.
A list of policy routing names can be specified here. Routes learned by the routing daemon are introduced into each of the enlisted routing tables.
- ignore – multipath routes will be discarded.
- assign-internal-preferences – multipath routes will be translated to several routes with different metrics (preferences).
- accept-on-same-device – multipath routes will be introduced as multipath if all nexthops are reachable on the same interface.
- accept-all (default) – multipath routes will be introduced.
- Click Send Changes and Activate.