Change the Route Administrative Distance ??

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May 11th, 2007
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Hi all,

Is there any way of changing the Administrative Distance for a Directly Connected route?

I have tried this, but not working:

interface Ethernet0/0

ip address

interface FastEthernet0/0

ip address

ip route

ip route FastEthernet0/0 200

TESTE#sh ip route

Routing entry for

Known via "connected", distance 0, metric 0 (connected, via interface)

Routing Descriptor Blocks:

* directly connected, via FastEthernet0/0

Route metric is 0, traffic share count is 1

Best regards,


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sundar.palaniappan Fri, 05/11/2007 - 14:45
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I don't think you can change the admin distance for a directly connected route. If your goal is to make f0/0 to be backup to e0/0 then you can configure something like this.

int e0/0

backup interface fastethernet0/0



mohammedmahmoud Fri, 05/11/2007 - 14:47
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I don't think that it can be done, as there is no meaning for making a directly connected interface less preferred than a received route from another router.

HTH, please do rate all helpful replies,

Mohammed Mahmoud.


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