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  1. Ahh! This is simply awesome Rene.
    I have come across your lessons. They are so easy to understand. Keep it up.

  2. In my example there is only 1 router that is running EIGRP and RIP at the same time. When you have two routers doing redistribution, it is possible that you get a scenario like this:

    Prefix from routing protocol A > B > A

    This is a problem that can cause routing loops or sub-optimal routing. Imagine that we have prefix in EIGRP, by default it has a AD of 90.

    Once it is redistributed into RIP, it has an AD of 120.

    When we redistribute it back into EIGRP, the AD is 170 (external).

    Since 170 (external) is higher than 90 (internal), EIGRP will never

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  3. Hi Deepak,

    You can set a default seed metric globally with the “default-metric” command. That’s what I used for RIP in that example.

    It’s also possible to specify the seed metric when redistributing. For example:

    R1(config)#router rip
    R1(config-router)#redistribute ospf 1 metric 5

    This will accomplish the same thing.


  4. Hello Rene,
    Thanks a lot for you amazing explanation,
    I still have a question how to decide what is the value of K1 to use.
    or if I need to troubleshoot the K1 value if it’s correct or not, what to look for?
    Thanks in advance.

  5. Hello Wisam

    In general, the default values of the K metrics should not be changed. They are configured so that EIGRP will function correctly under the most common circumstances. However, if there is strange behaviour on your network or if you want to configure an elaborate routing behaviour, then K1 as well as the rest of the K values can be adjusted.

    K1 can be set to anything between 0 and 256 (yes, 256, not 255) as can all of the K values. Specifically, K1 involves taking into account the minimum configured bandwidth between the router in question and the

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