RIP Timers

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Cabling
Cisco
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IPv4
Routers
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Dear all, I am confused on RIP timers. Especially, Hold-Down timer. Can someone de-brief me with an example sceanrio that how each timer in RIP behaves and the co-relate with each other?

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RIP uses numerous timers to regulate its performance. These include a routing-update timer, a route-timeout timer, and a route-flush timer. The routing-update timer clocks the interval between periodic routing updates. Generally, it is set to 30 seconds, with a small random amount of time added whenever the timer is reset. This is done to help prevent congestion, which could result from all routers simultaneously attempting to update their neighbors. Each routing table entry has a route-timeout timer associated with it. When the route-timeout timer expires, the route is marked invalid but is retained in the table until the route-flush timer expires.

The above information you can get from www.cisco.com

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