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Re: Receiving route with metric 0

  • From: Glen Kent
  • Date: Mon Dec 05 21:44:13 2005
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I am a little confused here. You yourself say that a valid metric
starts from 1, then how come 0 be valid for a directly connected
route. Are you saying that seeing a RIP metric of 0 on the wire is
valid?

On 12/5/05, Tony Varriale <tvarriale@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> RIP metric of 0 means it's a directly connected route.  Valid metrics are
> 1 - 15, with 16 used as "dead".
>
> TV
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Glen Kent" <glen.kent@gmail.com>
> To: "NANOG list" <nanog@merit.edu>
> Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 4:09 AM
> Subject: Receiving route with metric 0
>
>
>
> Nanogers,
>
> We are running RIP on one of our small cutomer routers and we are
> receiving routes with RIP metric 0. Is this valid? I thought each RIP
> router sends a metric of atleast 1, which is also what the RIP RFC
> seems to suggest.
>
> Has anyone ever come across such a scenario, i.e seeing RIP routes
> with metric 0?
>
> Thanks,
> Kent
>
>
>




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