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As with RIP frames, this counter has a maximum value of 15. As the information is handled for the 16th time (the counter drops to 0) the router realizes that the information is undeliverable and simply drops the information. While this 16-hop limitation is not a problem for the average corporate network, it can be a severe limitation in larger networks. For example, consider the vast size of the Internet. If RIP were used throughout the Internet, certain areas of the Internet could not reach many resources.
Remember that a TCP-based session needs to handshake prior to sending data. If we block all inbound frames that have the SYN field set to 1 and all other fields set to 0, we can prevent any external user from establishing a connection with our internal system. Because these settings are only used during the initial handshake and do not appear in any other part of the transmission, it is an effective way of blocking external users. If external users cannot connect to an internal system, they cannot transmit data to or pull data from that system.
Keep in mind that in a large network, convergence time can be quite long, as RIP Warning updates are only sent once or twice per minute. Distance Vector Routing Problems It’s important to note that our distance vector routing table has been almost completely built on secondhand information. Any route that a router reports with a hop count greater than 1 is based upon what it has learned from another router. When Router B tells Router A that it can reach Network 5 in two hops or Network 6 in three, it is fully trusting the accuracy of the information it has received from Router D.