routing information protocol
- noun a protocol used on the Internet to calculate the best route by which to transfer information over the Internet, based on the distance that each route takes.
- (written as Routing Information Protocol)A network routing protocol that determines the best route for data based on the hop count between the source and destination. Other factors, such as the line's speed and utilization are ignored. It works best with smaller environments, but because of its limitations has been superseded by Interior gateway routing Protocol. Its acronym is RIP.
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