route-map config redistributing EIGRP into RIP

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The following is from a CCIE lab prep book regarding redistribution from EIGRP into RIP. I'm redistributing a handful of routes via route-maps which is simple enough. But the prep book solution has the following for the last line of the route-map:


R2(config)# route-map TEST permit 50

R2(config-route-map)# set metric 1


"Note, 'route-map TEST permit 50' must be configured for the future networks that may be redistributed into RIP."


Why would I need to enter this instead of just leaving the last route-map entry as the last match on one of my EIGRP routes?

Correct Answer by Istvan_Rabai about 8 years 5 months ago

Hi Michael,


This route-map statement specifies a seed metric of 1 for all routes that did not match the previous route-map statements.


If you don't specify a seed metric for RIP when redistributing into RIP, then these routes will not be redistributed.


Cheers:

Istvan

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Istvan_Rabai Fri, 01/23/2009 - 08:41
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Hi Michael,


This route-map statement specifies a seed metric of 1 for all routes that did not match the previous route-map statements.


If you don't specify a seed metric for RIP when redistributing into RIP, then these routes will not be redistributed.


Cheers:

Istvan

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