default-metric (Rip)




default-metric metric-value
no default-metric [number-value]


Syntax Description:

number-value Default metric value.


Command Description:

To set default metric values for Routing Information Protocol (RIP), use the default-metric command in router configuration mode. To return to the default state, use the no form of this command.

The default-metric command is used in conjunction with the redistribute router configuration command to cause the current routing protocol to use the same metric value for all redistributed routes. A default metric helps solve the problem of redistributing routes with incompatible metrics. Whenever metrics do not convert, using a default metric provides a reasonable substitute and enables the redistribution to proceed.


The following example shows a router running both RIP and OSPF. The example advertises OSPF-derived routes using RIP and assigns the OSPF-derived routes a RIP metric of 10.

Router(config)#router rip
Router(config-router)#default-metric 10
Router(config-router)#redistribute ospf 109



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