While the interface cost is limited to 65,535 because of LSA field limitations, the path metric can exceed a 16-bit value (65,535) because all the link metrics are calculated locally.
- Chapter 6. OSPF
- from IP Routing on Cisco IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR: An Essential Guide to Understanding and Implementing IP Routing Protocols
- Publisher: Cisco Press
- Released: December 2014
Cost that exceed this limitation may be constraint or experience issues when the route to the node is exchanged between peers.
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