default-metric (RIP)

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

default-metric value

no default-metric [ value ]

Syntax Description

value
Default metric value. The range is from 1 to 15.

Command Default

value : 1

Command Modes

Router address-family configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification
5.0(3)N1(1)
This command was introduced.

Usage Guidelines

Use the default-metric command with the redistribute command to use the same metric value for all redistributed routes. A default metric helps to solve the problem of redistributing routes with incompatible metrics. Whenever external metrics do not convert to RIP metrics, you can use a default metric to provide a reasonable substitute to the external metric and enable the redistribution to proceed.

Examples

This example shows how to advertise Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routes using RIP and assign the OSPF-derived routes with a RIP metric of 10:

switch(config)# router rip Enterprise
switch(config-router)# address-family ipv4 unicast
switch(config-router-af)# default-metric 10
switch(config-router-af)# redistribute ospf 109 route-map FilterOSPF
switch(config-router-af)#
 

Related Commands

Command
Description
address-family
Enters address-family configuration mode.
copy running-config startup-config
Saves the configuration to the startup configuration file.
default-information originate
Generates a default route for routes redistributed into RIP.
redistribute
Redistributes routes from one routing domain into another routing domain.
show ip rip route
Displays the routes in RIP table.