RIP Summarization


Your are a construction worker for a company called “Apron Construction”. You are looking for a method so your colleagues can easily send you information about construction parts they need. You grab a couple of older routers running RIP but they are running out of memory. You’ll have to create some summaries to decrease the size of your routing tables and thus save some memory. Think you can DIY?


  • All IP addresses have been preconfigured for you.
  • Configure RIP version 2 on all routers and make sure you have full connectivity.
  • Create a summary on router Ballast so all networks on the loopback interfaces are advertised as one optimal route.
  • Create four summaries for the loopback interfaces on router Beam without having overlapping networks.
  • Create one summary on router Brick so all networks on the loopback interfaces are advertises as one optimal route.

It took me 1000s of hours reading books and doing labs, making mistakes over and over again until I mastered all the protocols for CCNA.

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RIP Summarization

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Written by René Molenaar - CCIE #41726

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  1. Is it possible to configure router beam like that ? it’s state that RIP just support 1 classfull network for summarization

  2. [color=blue]great video to learn which is not usually taught at other institutions,
    Thanks a lot rene you are awesome…[/color]

  3. thnks sir is tooooo good but we want some exm tips and triks for ccie labs these videos r more help full but u have to explain some tips n triks n resons sir we know that ur intaligent u have lots of triks to solve the problum thnks sir

  4. Excellent labs. I’m happy to achieve successful all the labs at the moment.

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