The following table describes the virtual router’s Runtime Stats for RIP.
RIP Runtime Stats
Number of seconds in an interval. RIP uses this value (a length of time) to control its Update, Expire, and Delete Intervals.
Number of intervals between RIP route advertisement updates that the virtual router sends to peers.
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.
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.
IP address of an interface on the virtual router where RIP is enabled.
Type of authentication: simple password, MD5, or none.
Check mark indicates this interface is allowed to send RIP packets.
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.
Authentication key used with peers.
Preferred key for authentication.
IP address of a peer to the virtual router’s RIP interface.
Date and time that the last update was received from this peer.
RIP version the peer is running.
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.
Count of invalid routes received from this peer. Possible causes: route is invalid, import fails, or not enough memory.