Just for clarification does Eigrp weigh down GRE IPSEC tunnels by default. I am using the tunnels as a backup to Frame T1's at our POP sites. The tunnels are directly connected as far as EIGRP is concerned and the Upstream connection is a DS3 to our ISP. In my testing I have tested this and without the need to weigh down anything the frame T1 route is prefered, which is exactly what I want. I have also introduced multiple hops in the test bed for the frame network just to be sure that I will not need to weigh down the tunnel. In my testing I introduced 7 hops over the frame network. And the tunnels where using an upstream Ethernet link that was directly connected (tunnel source and destination) to the router that the test network is off of. Eigrp would still prefer the Frame Route over the tunnel. Does anyone know if the tunnel is naturaly weighed down? The Cisco TAC engineer stated that they weren't, but that leaves me questioning why the tunnel isn't prefered in my test bed?