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Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab
Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

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16.6 Summary of Session 16

In this session you have put all your knowledge of routers, switches and connecting cables together to make a network. You have then added the relevant IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and the RIP routing protocols to enable communication between all of the end devices. Finally you have saved all of your configuration work so that the devices will return to their working state after they are powered off and back on again.

Commands

In this session you have used the following commands.

Table _unit9.2.5 General commands
Command Mode Command prompt Purpose
host <name> global configuration Router(config)# To configure the hostname
copy running-config startup-config privilege exec Router# To copy the running configuration to the startup configuration file
ipv6 address <IPv6 address and subnet mask in CIDR notation> interface configuration Router(config-if)# To configure an IPv6 address
show ipv6 interface brief user exec Router> To show brief IPv6 status of router interfaces
show ip route privilege exec Router# To show RIP (or other protocol) information
show ip protocols privilege exec Router# To check RIP function
show ipv6 route privilege exec Router# To show RIPng (or other protocol) information
show ipv6 protocols privilege exec Router# To check RIPng function
show running-config privilege exec Router# To show the running configuration
show startup-config privilege exec Router# To show the startup configuration
tracert <destination> user exec Router> To show the hops taken to reach the specified destination
Table _unit9.2.6 Commands to configure RIP for IPv4 networks
Command Mode Command prompt Purpose
router rip global configuration Router(config)# To turn on RIP IPv4 routing
version 2 global configuration Router(config-router)# To instruct router to use RIP version 2 for IPv4 classless network addressing
net <IP address> global configuration Router(config-router)# To instruct RIP which networks to advertise on
Table _unit9.2.7 Commands to configure RIPng for IPv6 networks
Command Mode Command prompt Purpose
ipv6 unicast routing global configuration Router(config)# To turn on RIPng IPv6 routing
ipv6 router rip <instance name> enable privilege exec Router(config)# To enable RIPng on router
int <interface name> privilege exec Router(config-rtr)# To nominate the router interface using RIPng
ipv6 rip <instance name> enable privilege exec Router(config-if)# To add nominated interface to RIPng process

New terms

In this session you have met the following terms.

Table _unit9.2.8

A record

A DNS record used to point to an IP address.

dual-stack router

A router that can route both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic.