I am studying for my CCNP and have had a few questions that have been helpfully answered by people here. I am very grateful that you all are here and that you share your expertise. So . . . thanks and cheers for that.
The question I have is this:
Why can a route-map not set the Administrative Distance? It seems like a very useful thing to be able to do, especially when redistributing between protocols. If I want to redistribute between RIP and OSPF, and I want to avoid sub-optimal routes, it seems that I have to configure both "distance" statements and "route-maps" to accomplish this.
Is there value to my question, to my desire to be able to combine the two actions into one route-map? Is there a good reason why AD cannot be set or changed within a route-map statement that I simply just don't know about? Or is this simply an unimportant side-note that I have grabbed on to but that really has no significance in the real world?
I appreciate any and all feedback!