2.5 why not use OSPF DISTANCE 171 for External routes?


I searched the forum and got the same question but with no answer. Does anyone have a reason why increasing OSPF External AD to 171 will not be ok?




  • yes you can do that. BUT the question did not specify that you need to fix any sub-optimal routing. hence it was not required. 

  • I did the same. Its simpler, much easier to configure, plus it results in optimized routing, and fulfills the requirements - unless anyone else knows otherwinse. Now if we had any routes being redistributed into the OSPF domain (other than from EIGRP) this wouldn't work, but since we dont - it works beautifull afaik.

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