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Offset-lists and RIP ?

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Mar 20th, 2008
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Hi,

IOS 12.4 under router rip:


"offset-list Add or subtract offset from rip metric".


Then when I type 'offset-list 1 out ?'

I get the following <0-16> Offset.


So ..... How can you subtract from the metric using 0-16 ? Also what would be the purpose of adding or subtracting 0 ???.

Is this s/w just a bit buggy or am I missing something ?


Regards,


Phil.

Correct Answer by Edison Ortiz about 9 years 5 months ago

So I am assuming the word 'subtract' is erronous in the IOS ???


Yes. The online help is useful for additional command options. Never trust what the explanation says, consult the documentation.


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philipbarker Thu, 03/20/2008 - 11:38
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Hi Edison,

Just use the '?' under router rip and you will see 'Offset-list Add or subtract offset from RIP metrics' as one of the options. If you type 'offset-list 1 in ?' at this point the IOS offers '<0-16> Offset'.


I cannot see the point in offering 0 as an option nor can I see the ability to use -ve integers. So I am assuming the word 'subtract' is erronous in the IOS ???


Regards,


Phil.

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Edison Ortiz Thu, 03/20/2008 - 11:50
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So I am assuming the word 'subtract' is erronous in the IOS ???


Yes. The online help is useful for additional command options. Never trust what the explanation says, consult the documentation.


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