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Microsoft KB Archive/172514

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Silent RIP for IP Available for Windows NT Workstation

Article ID: 172514

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition

This article was previously published under Q172514


Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 (SP4) adds support to Windows NT Workstation 4.0 for the following feature:

  • Silent Routing Information Protocol (RIP)


RIP is a routing protocol that allows routers to exchange route tables so clients can use the best possible route to transfer data to servers on different subnets. Silent RIP is the passive mode of this protocol whereby a router will listen to advertised routes from other routers, but does not actively advertise its own routes.

Previous to SP4, Microsoft has provided no support for RIP in Windows NT Workstation, only in Windows NT Server. This new feature will only be of value when local routers are using RIP version 1 broadcasts.

For more information on Service Pack 4, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

152734 How To Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

Additional query words: nt4sp4fea

Keywords: kbinfo kbfix kbfea KB172514