Short for Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
, an election protocol
that dynamically assigns responsibility for one or more virtual router
(s) to the VRRP router
(s) on a LAN
, allowing several routers on a multiaccess link to utilize the same virtual IP address
. A VRRP router is configured to run the VRRP protocol in conjunction with one or more other routers
attached to a LAN. In a VRRP setup, one router is elected as the master router with the other routers acting as backups in case of the failure of the master router.