ip passive-interface eigrp

To suppress all routing updates on an Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) interface, use the ip passive-interface eigrp command. To reenable the sending of routing updates, use the no form of this command.

ip passive-interface eigrp instance-tag

no ip passive-interface eigrp instance-tag

Syntax Description


Name of the EIGRP instance. The name can be any case-sensitive, alphanumeric string up to 20 characters.

Command Default

Routing updates are sent on the interface.

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode

Command History



This command was introduced.

Usage Guidelines

Use the ip passive-interface eigrp command to stop all routing updates on an interface and suppress the formation of EIGRP adjacencies. The network address for the interface remains in the EIGRP topology table.

This command requires the LAN Base Services license.


This example shows how to stop EIGRP routing updates on ethernet 2/1:

switch(config)# router eigrp 201
switch(config-router)# interface ethernet 2/1
switch(config-if)# no switchport
switch(config-if)# ip passive-interface eigrp 201

Related Commands


copy running-config startup-config

Saves the configuration in the startup configuration file.

no switchport

Configures an interface as a Layer 3 routed interface.

show ip eigrp interfaces

Displays information about EIGRP interfaces.