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What is iprip.dll?


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Windows Process Description:

The iprip.dll file is also known as the Microsoft Routing Information Protocol (RIP) for Internet Protocol. It is the main module that allows exchanges of routing information among gateways, as well as other hosts. This iprip.dll file is a core module component of Microsoft Windows XP Operating System, both Home and Pro edition.

The iprip.dll file works in close coordination with its dependencies such as dhcpcsv.dll, a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Client Service; iphlpapi.dll, an Internet Protocol (IP) Helper Application Programming Interface (API); rtutils.dll, which is in charge of Routing Utilities; wsock32.dll, a Windows Socket 32-Bit DLL; as well as msvcrt.dll, advapi32.dll, and kernel32.dll. The module iprip.dll implements the function ServiceMain that serves as the starting point and performs the initialization of the Routing Information Protocol service.

The Microsoft Routing Information Protocol makes use of the iprip.dll file for its Internet Protocol. It is an interior gateway protocol (IGP) that has been defined by RFC 1058, where RFC means Request for Comments, which states how routers exchange routing table information. It enables routers to make dynamic adjustments when there are major network connections changes by giving necessary and very useful information on the particular networks, like data on which networks can the routers reach, and the distance of these networks from the routers and from each other.

The iprip.dll file is used oftentimes in the implementation of Routing Information Protocol on Routing and Remote Access Service Dial On Demand connections, direct-dial modem connections, and also Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections, so long as it uses the Internet Protocol.

Author: Microsoft Corporation

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Part Of: Windows XP OS

Memory Usage: Low

Associated Applications: Virtual Private Network, Internet Protocol

Background DLL: No

Uses Network: Yes

Hardware Related: No

Common Path: c:\ windows\ system32\ dllcache\ iprip.dll

DLL Version: 5.1.2600.2180

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