Classless and Class-full routing protocols?

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Routing protocols are of two types, classless and class-full routing protocols. Each has a unique identity. How does RIP and RIPv2 differ from each other and how are they implemented in a router?

Which of these two protocols is best to be used? Can they be used in a router at the same time?

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Classless and Class-full routing protocols?

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Hello Rolly Jay,

RIP stands for routing information protocol, and its sole purpose is to avoid loops that may occur during routing by using a mechanism that limits the number of hops or jumps from the source up to the destination of a given path. RIP allows for a maximum of only 15 hops, a factor that poses an effect on how big a RIP network can get.
 
RIPv2, called routing information protocol version 2, is advancement of its predecessor RIP and it was developed to counter the problems RIP had. For instance RIPv2 was developed in that it could support subnet data; it also could handle backward compatibility and uses the broadcast feature to send the routing table as opposed to RIP which used unicast.
 
Regards,
Lee Hung.

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