Redistribution in networking is the importing and exporting of network routes from one routing protocol (or static routing) to another routing protocol. Routers that run two or more routing protocols can be configured for redistribution. An example is a router that runs OSPF and EIGRP, you can import the network routes from OSPF into EIGRP and vice versa. Since routing protocols use different metrics, you will have to manually assign a metric to redistributed routes.