With advent of technology, new features and updates started arriving in networking protocols. Same is what happened to RIP protocol (a distance vector routing protocol running Bellman-Ford algorithm). Initially RIPwas introduced under RFC 1058 and then came advanced version – RIP v2. RIP v2 had additional features which helped support customers and network administrators in deployment , offloaded hosts not participating in routing and enhanced security .
Good thing being that RIPv2 facilities full interoperability with RIP v1.
In order to make similarity between RIP v1 and v2 clear below table shares their commonality in terms of various routing related parameters –
Now that commonality between RIP v1 and v2 is clear , moving further , we will understand how both versions of RIP differ in reference to various features and parameters –