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Cisco OSPF Command and Configuration Handbook by William R. Parkhurst - Ph.D., CCIE #2969

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Chapter 10. Multiple Path Configuration

maximum-paths number-of-paths

Syntax Description:

  • number-of-paths—Determines the number of parallel equal-cost paths to the same destination that OSPF will install in the IP routing table. The range of values is 1 to 6. The default is 4 paths.

Purpose: To configure the number of equal-cost parallel paths that OSPF will install in the IP routing table.

Initial Cisco IOS Software Release: 11.2

Configuration Example: Setting the Maximum Number of Equal-Cost Paths That OSPF Will Install in the IP Routing Table

In Figure 10-1, Router A has two parallel equal-cost paths to the loopback network on Router B. By default, OSPF will install both paths in the IP routing table. Configure Routers A and B as shown in the following ...

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