Redistribution

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Feb 13th, 2008

I am trying to migrate the routing protocol in my network from Ripv2 to EIGRP. On my main router i run both protocols with redistribution as the following:

router eigrp 24

redistribute rip .......

router rip

redistribute eigrp 24 metric 2


What the metric 2 means. It takes values from 0 to 16. Does it really matter which number shall i put and where.

I tried to put number 16 and i had some problems with the network so i changed it to 2 . Why is that?

Thanks a lot

moses

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Jon Marshall Wed, 02/13/2008 - 07:35

Moses


RIP uses hop count as it's metric 0 - 16, and a hop count of 16 is an unreachable route.


So your redsitribute statement sets the initial hop count as 2. Each router that this route goes to will add 1 to the hop count.


If you set the metric as 16 when you redistribute you are in effect saying that all those routes are unreachable and thus they will not be used in the routing table and they will not be used by any other routers.


HTH


Jon

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