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eigrp querys

Can anyone tell me why eigrp would make a query, what would trigger it off ?

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Re: eigrp querys

carl,

when router loss the connectivity or it found nework is down then it will send the query to its neighbour in order to find out any alternet and enter into the active state and start its active timer...and wait for the response...if router recive response then then router enter into the passive state...if router donot find response then it will enter in to the SIA state after the active timer expire...

hope this helps

regards

Devang

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Re: eigrp querys

an eigrp query is sent by a router when a route to a destination is lost and there is no feasible successor.

the router in this case sends an eigrp query to it's neighbors to determine if there is an alternate route.

eigrp neighbors will replicate the query to their neighbors until the edge of the network.

Re: eigrp querys

Hello Carl,

Still studying EIGRP.

I'd recommend jeff doyle's book routing tcp/ip second edition.

"Route States

A topology-table entry for a destination can exist in one of two states: active or passive. A destination is in the passive state when the router is not performing a recomputation; it is in the active state when the router is performing a recomputation. If feasible successors are always available, a destination never has to go into the active state, thereby avoiding a recomputation.

A recomputation occurs when a destination has no feasible successors. The router initiates the recomputation by sending a query packet to each of its neighboring routers. The neighboring router can send a reply packet, indicating that it has a feasible successor for

the destination, or it can send a query packet, indicating that it is participating in the recomputation. While a destination is in the active state, a router cannot change the destination's routing-table information. After the router has received a reply from each neighboring router, the topology-table entry for the destination returns to the passive state, and the router can select a successor." from CISCO

Vlad

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