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ospf cost

How does traffic form source A going to destination E will be routed if ospf cost on all links are equal. Thanks

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Re: ospf cost

It will try to load balance the traffic but it relies on CEF load balancing, so traffic is not actually equally balance across the links.

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

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Re: ospf cost

If all costs (metrics) are equal, it will do equal-cost load balancing. Both routes (A-B-E and A-C-E) will show up in the routing table at the same time.

HTH,

John

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Re: ospf cost

that is what I am trying to figure out...so 1/2 on one side and 1/2 on the other ? if yes how does the packet get reassembled at the destination.

Thanks

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Re: ospf cost

It will try to load balance the traffic but it relies on CEF load balancing, so traffic is not actually equally balance across the links.

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

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Re: ospf cost

that is the answer that I was looking for.. Thanks a lot..

If route-cache mechanisms are disabled, the route table is the only information used to forward a packet. For every packet the destination address is matched against the route table, and the packet is forwarded through the interface with the lower utilization.

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