Command:

metric holddown


Mode:

Router(config-router)#


Syntax:

metric holddown
no metric holddown

 

Syntax Description:

This command has no arguments or keywords.

 

Command Description:

To keep new Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP) routing information from being used for a certain period of time, use the metric holddown command in router configuration mode. To disable this feature, use the no form of this command.

The holddown state keeps new routing information from being used for a certain period of time. This function can prevent routing loops caused by slow convergence. It is sometimes advantageous to disable the holddown state to increase the ability of the network to quickly respond to topology changes; this command provides this function.

Use the metric holddown command if other routers or access servers within the IGRP autonomous system are not configured with the no metric holddown command. If all routers are not configured the same way, you increase the possibility of routing loops being created.


Example:

The following example disables metric holddown:

Router(config)#router igrp 15
Router(config-router)#network 10.108.0.0
Router(config-router)#network 192.168.7.0
Router(config-router)#no metric holddown


Misconceptions:

None


Related Commands:

metric maximum-hops
metric weights
timers basic

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