offset-list & distribute-list ??

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Aug 10th, 2008
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Hi Master,


I quite confuse about this 2 command. Actually what is the main difference btw offset-list & distribute-list ??


offset-list VS distribute-list


router ospf

offset-list 1 in *Which 1 is correct?

distribute-list 1 in *Which 1 is correct?


ip access-list standard 1

permit 1.1.0.0 0.0.0.0





Correct Answer by Richard Burts about 8 years 9 months ago

William


The difference is that an offset list is used to modify the advertised metric of routes in some dynamic routing protocol while a distribute list is used to control routes that are being advertised.


So while an offset list can modify the metric it has not control over what is advertised. And a distribute list has control over what is advertised but no control over what metrics are advertised.


HTH


Rick

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Richard Burts Sun, 08/10/2008 - 04:35
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William


The difference is that an offset list is used to modify the advertised metric of routes in some dynamic routing protocol while a distribute list is used to control routes that are being advertised.


So while an offset list can modify the metric it has not control over what is advertised. And a distribute list has control over what is advertised but no control over what metrics are advertised.


HTH


Rick

Richard Burts Wed, 08/27/2008 - 03:25
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I am glad that my answer was helpful. Thank you for using the rating system to indicate that your question was resolved (and thanks for the rating). It makes the forum more useful when people can read a question and can know that a response was successful in resolving the question.


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