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  1. Hi Rene,

    I have been trying to test the RIP load balancing with an ACL and seems like the source router is choosing one path although there is two same metric paths.

    in this lab, R3 is choosing always the path trough R1 ( instead of share the traffic with R2 ( Do you know why?

    For your information this is a GNS3 lab.

    R3#sh ip route
    Routing entry for
    Known via “rip”, distance 120, metric 2
    Redistributing via rip
    Last update from on GigabitEthernet1/0, 00:00:07 ago
    Routing Descriptor Blocks:, from,

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  2. Hello Jose

    When a routing like RIP protocol determines that there are two equal cost routes to a destination, it employs load balancing. How that load balancing is managed depends not on the routing protocol but on the type of switching that is configured on the device. Specifically, it depends on whether process switching or fast switching has been enabled.

    According to Cisco:

    You can usually use the show ip route command to find equal cost routes. For example, below is the show ip route command output to a particular subnet that has multiple routes. Notice

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  3. Crystal clear Laz!

    Thank you for the full explanation.


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