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By Realm Master ·
With the protocol RIP it uses the Metric Hop count. With a limited hop count of 15; after a packet travels through 15 routers and still has another router to travel to, it will be discarded. Is this just on the interior network, or is this on theInternet also. In other words is this a good protocol to use if you are accessing the internet, say in a ISP or hosting setup?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to RIP Protocol

RIP is not good for Internet routing.
Besides the 15 hop count limit, it is classless, meaning it cannot route between a /24 network and a /16 or /8 network.
For RIP, 10.0.0.0/8 and 10.0.0.0/24 are both just 10.0.0.0. It could not distinguish between the two networks.
RIP is good for small internal networks that are all using the same subnet mask.

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