What Advantages Does RIP-2 Have Compared with RIP-1?
Routing Information Protocol version 2 (RIP-2) supports the tagging of external routes and uses the routing policy to flexibly control routes based on the tag.
RIP-2 packets contain mask information and support route aggregation and Classless Inter-domain Routing (CIDR).
RIP-2 supports specifying the next hop so that the optimal next-hop address can be specified on the broadcast network.
RIP-2 supports sending update packets for multicast routes. Only devices that support RIP-2 can receive RIP-2 packets. This reduces resource consumption.
RIP-2 provides two packet authentication modes, namely, plain text authentication and message digest algorithm 5 (MD5) authentication, to enhance security.