Configure IPv4 Routing with RIP

When you enable RIP, a dynamic routing policy called DR-RIP-Allow is automatically created. You can edit this policy to add authentication and restrict the policy to listen on only the correct interfaces. The DR-RIP-Allow policy is configured to allow RIP multicasts to the reserved multicast address for RIP v2.

If you use RIP v1, you must configure the RIP policy to allow RIP broadcasts from the network broadcast IP address to the Firebox. For example, if your external interface IP address is, the RIP policy must allow traffic from the broadcast address to the Firebox.

If your Firebox has multi-WAN enabled, you can configure a loopback interface, and use the IP address of the loopback interface instead of the IP address of the physical interfaces in the dynamic routing configuration. For more information, see Configure a Loopback Interface.

After you configure the Firebox and the RIP router, you can look at the routes table to verify that the Firebox has received route updates from the RIP router.

To see the dynamic routes, from Firebox System Manager select the Status Report tab.

To see the dynamic routes, from Fireware Web UI select System Status > Routes.

See Also

About Routing Information Protocol (RIP and RIPng)

Sample RIP Routing Configuration File