(i) RIP: Rest In Peace
RIP stands for Rest In Peace. It is a phrase commonly written on the graves of Catholics to wish them eternal rest in peace when they died. It is called Rest In Peace because we know that when people die it’s like their resting. A similar phrase is found in the book of Isaiah.
“… will come in peace, and they will rest in their beds, he who goes straightforward. ”
This expression is appeared on headstones as RIP or R.I.P. It is also used as a pray for a soul to find eternal peace after death.
This phrase became very common to use on the tombs of Christians in 18th century.
(ii) RIP: Routing Information Protocol
The Routing Information Protocol (RIP) is one of the oldest distance-vector routing protocol. It uses a hop count as a routing metric. In hop count, the number of nodes are counted between source and destination. The maximum number of hops allowed for RIP is 15.
As its transport protocol RIP uses User Datagram Protocol (UDP). It is assigned a reserved port number 520. RIP is a widely used protocol for managing router information within a local area network (LAN) or group of LANs.
There are three versions of Pouting Information Protocol.
- RIP version 1
- RIP version 2
- RIPng (RIP next generation)
(iii) RIP and Ripping
Ripping is a process of coping audio and video files to a hard disk from a removable media such as CD or DVD. The copied content in its destination format called RIP.