The RIP Listener (iprip) service listens for route updates that are sent by routers that use the Routing Information Protocol (RIP). RIP Listener is an optional networking component that you can install through the Turn Windows features on or off item in Control Panel. When started, the RIP Listener service listens for RIP v1 and RIP v2 traffic, and it uses the received RIP messages to update its routing tables.
This service is installed by default and its startup type is Automatic.
When the RIP Listener service is started in its default configuration, it logs on by using the Local Service account.
The RIP Listener service is dependent upon the following system components:
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
- DCOM Server Process Launcher
- RPC Endpoint Mapper