Redistribute External Routes

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Aug 28th, 2008
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Hi Netpro,


quick question, is that any reason why must i use metric 500 ? any reason behind it ? actually i am doubt about cost of value, example : 100Mbps = 19 . etc. so, this 500 is equal to ??


your reply will be highly appreciated.


regards,

Jack



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Marwan ALshawi Thu, 08/28/2008 - 21:00
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u can put whatever mertic u want

but here u may see it high

the idea is always prefer the route through the ospf if not then through the external route which is redistributed route

because in some case u mgih have to route to the same distination so the lwoer metric will be chosen


u can change route metric selctivly if u want maybe for spisifc network make it 200 for example by useing route maps!


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ney25 Thu, 08/28/2008 - 22:01
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Hi Marwanshawi,


thanks for your answer, basically i just curious it could be using metric 1 as well.. then why would it need to put 500 for metric.

as we know OSPF always choose the SPF .


anyway, thanks :)


Regards,

Jack

Marwan ALshawi Thu, 08/28/2008 - 22:27
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right

but with spf there is metric and cost participate on the path calculation


if u have path through two routers and path to the same network though one router

but the first path lower metric and cost then will be chosen regardless the number of routers


in other words the link with higer bandwith will be prefered


thanks for rating

and hope this helpful

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