ip rip passive-interface

To suppress the sending of the Routing Information Protocol (RIP) updates on an interface, use the ip rip passive-interface command. To unsuppress updates, use the no form of this command.

ip rip passive-interface

no ip rip passive-interface

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

RIP updates are sent on the interface.

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode

Command History

This command was introduced.

Usage Guidelines

While RIP stops sending routing updates to the multicast (or broadcast) address on a passive interface, RIP continues to receive and process routing updates from its neighbors on that interface.

This command does not require a license.

Note Make sure the LAN Base Services license is installed on the switch to enable Layer 3 interfaces.


This example shows how to configure Ethernet 1/2 as a passive interface:

switch(config)# interface ethernet 1/2
switch(config-if)# no switchport
switch(config-if)# ip rip passive-interface

Related Commands

copy running-config startup-config
Saves the configuration to the startup configuration file.
show ip rip
Displays a summary of RIP information for all RIP instances.