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load balancing more than 6 paths

Hi

If RIP has 8 paths to the destination that have the same cost, it will choose 6 as the maximum number for load balance (assuming that RIP is configured for load balance among 6 paths and not 4).

How will it choose these 6 paths? Because when it chooses 6 paths, it has to ignore/drop 2 paths.

Please clarify.....

Thanks in advance!

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Re: load balancing more than 6 paths

It is actually CEF that is selecting which paths not RIP, as RIP will put all 8 paths in the RIB. It is then up to CEF to put those routes in the FIB based on its determination which paths to select.

Check this link out

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2033/prod_technical_reference09186a00800afeb7.html

-bryan

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