Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

The Routing Information Protocol (RIP) defines a way to connect to routers which networks using the Internet Protocol (IP) to share information on how the traffic between networks. RIP is classified by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as an Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP), one of the different protocols for routers traffic moving around within a larger autonomous system network - for example via a network cable a single company which may consist of a large number of separate local area network (LAN) interconnected by routers.