Redistribution between EIGRP and RIP

In previous lessons, I explained the basics of redistribution and I also showed you how to configure redistribution between OSPF and RIP. This time we’ll take a look at the redistribution between EIGRP and RIP. Let’s take a look at the topology that we will use:

EIGRP RIP Redistribution R1 R2 R3

Above, we have three routers. Routers R1 and R2 are configured for EIGRP. R2 and R3 are both configured for RIP.

First, we will configure EIGRP and RIP without any redistribution:

R1(config)#router eigrp 12
R1(config-router)#no auto-summary 
R2(config)#router eigrp 12
R2(config-router)#no auto-summary 
R2(config)#router rip
R2(config-router)#no auto-summary 
R2(config-router)#version 2
R3(config)#router rip
R3(config-router)#version 2
R3(config-router)#no auto-summary

Above are the router configurations I’ve used, nothing special…redistribution doesn’t happen automatically. This is something we have to do ourselves. Let’s configure it:

R2(config)#router eigrp 12
R2(config-router)#redistribute rip metric 1500 100 255 1 1500

I’m redistributing RIP into EIGRP, and I have to specify the metrics. Pick whatever values you like. If you don’t specify the seed metric then the default one will be infinity and your redistributed routes don’t show up! You can also set a default seed metric:

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  1. This is probably the most amazing explanation I have come across in my process of certifying as CCNA. It’s simple, straight to point and easy to understand. I’ve always thought that switching and routing isn’t difficult to understand, it’s just awfully explained by lecturers and people in general but you definitely got a talent to make complex things easy. Keep it up.

  2. Thanks Ivan! I try to keep things as simple as possible. For a demonstration of redistribution you don’t need more than 3 routers :slight_smile:

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

  4. thanks for the explanation… this is also what I know about rip-eigrp redistribution…
    however, I came across a website that used a different method of making AD=12 for eigrp routes in RIP… using the command: distance 12 network netmask
    you have any clue about this… got me confused what the real method is
    thanks in advance.

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