RIP is specified in [ROUTE:3]. Although RIP is still quite important in the Internet, it is being replaced in sophisticated applications by more modern IGPs such as the ones described above. A router implementing RIP SHOULD implement RIP Version 2 [ROUTE:?], as it supports CIDR routes. If occasional access networking is in use, a router implementing RIP SHOULD implement Demand RIP [ROUTE:?].
Another common use for RIP is as a router discovery protocol. Section [126.96.36.199] briefly touches upon this subject.