Command:

ip rip authentication key-chain


Mode:

Router(config-if)#


Syntax:

ip rip authentication key-chain name-of-chain
no ip rip authentication key-chain [name-of-chain]

 

Syntax Description:

name-of-chain Enables authentication and specifies the group of keys that are valid.

 

Command Description:

To enable authentication for Routing Information Protocol (RIP) Version 2 packets and to specify the set of keys that can be used on an interface, use the ip rip authentication key-chain command in interface configuration mode. To prevent authentication, use the no form of this command.

If no key chain is configured with the key-chain command, no authentication is performed on the interface (not even the default authentication).

By default, no authentication is provided for RIP packets.


Example:

The following example configures the interface to accept and send any key belonging to the key chain named trees:

Router(config-if)#ip rip authentication key-chain trees


Misconceptions:

None


Related Commands:

key chain

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