The following table describes the virtual router’s Runtime Stats for RIP.
RIP Runtime Stats
Summary Tab
Interval Seconds
Number of seconds in an interval. RIP uses this value (a length of time) to control its Update, Expire, and Delete Intervals.
Update Intervals
Number of intervals between RIP route advertisement updates that the virtual router sends to peers.
Expire Intervals
Number of intervals since the last update the virtual router received from a peer, after which the virtual router marks the routes from the peer as unusable.
Delete Intervals
Number of intervals after a route has been marked as unusable that, if no update is received, the firewall deletes the route from the routing table.
Interface Tab
IP address of an interface on the virtual router where RIP is enabled.
Auth Type
Type of authentication: simple password, MD5, or none.
Send Allowed
Check mark indicates this interface is allowed to send RIP packets.
Receive Allowed
Check mark indicates this interface is allowed to receive RIP packets.
Advertise Default Route
Check mark indicates that RIP will advertise its default route to its peers.
Default Route Metric
Metric (hop count) assigned to the default route. The lower the metric value, the higher priority it has in the route table to be selected as the preferred path.
Key Id
Authentication key used with peers.
Preferred key for authentication.
Peer Tab
Peer Address
IP address of a peer to the virtual router’s RIP interface.
Last Update
Date and time that the last update was received from this peer.
RIP Version
RIP version the peer is running.
Invalid Packets
Count of invalid packets received from this peer. Possible causes that the firewall cannot parse the RIP packet: x bytes over a route boundary, too many routes in packet, bad subnet, illegal address, authentication failed, or not enough memory.
Invalid Routes
Count of invalid routes received from this peer. Possible causes: route is invalid, import fails, or not enough memory.

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