Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) is a gateway election protocol that dynamically assigns responsibility for one or more virtual gateways to the VRRP routers on a LAN, which allows several routers on a Multi-Access segment, such as Ethernet, to use the same virtual IP address as their default gateway.
VRRP operates in a similar manner to HSRP; however, unlike HSRP, VRRP is an open standard that is defined in RFC 2338, which was made obsolete by RFC 3768. VRRP sends advertisements to the Multicast destination address 188.8.131.52 (VRRP), using IP protocol number 112. At the Data . . .
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