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

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Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

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.


In this session you have used the following commands.

General commands

CommandModeCommand promptPurpose
host <name>global configurationRouter(config)#To configure the hostname
copy running-config startup-configprivilege execRouter#To copy the running configuration to the startup configuration file
ipv6 address <IPv6 address and subnet mask in CIDR notation>interface configurationRouter(config-if)#To configure an IPv6 address
show ipv6 interface briefuser execRouter>To show brief IPv6 status of router interfaces
show ip routeprivilege execRouter#To show RIP (or other protocol) information
show ip protocolsprivilege execRouter#To check RIP function
show ipv6 routeprivilege execRouter#To show RIPng (or other protocol) information
show ipv6 protocolsprivilege execRouter#To check RIPng function
show running-configprivilege execRouter#To show the running configuration
show startup-configprivilege execRouter#To show the startup configuration
tracert <destination>user execRouter>To show the hops taken to reach the specified destination

Commands to configure RIP for IPv4 networks

CommandModeCommand promptPurpose
router ripglobal configurationRouter(config)#To turn on RIP IPv4 routing
version 2global configurationRouter(config-router)#To instruct router to use RIP version 2 for IPv4 classless network addressing
net <IP address>global configurationRouter(config-router)#To instruct RIP which networks to advertise on

Commands to configure RIPng for IPv6 networks

CommandModeCommand promptPurpose
ipv6 unicast routingglobal configurationRouter(config)#To turn on RIPng IPv6 routing
ipv6 router rip <instance name> enableprivilege execRouter(config)#To enable RIPng on router
int <interface name>privilege execRouter(config-rtr)#To nominate the router interface using RIPng
ipv6 rip <instance name> enableprivilege execRouter(config-if)#To add nominated interface to RIPng process

New terms

In this session you have met the following terms.

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.


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