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Cisco IOS in a Nutshell, 2nd Edition by James Boney

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Name

maximum-paths — router

Synopsis

maximum-paths number
no maximum-paths number

Configures

The maximum number of paths with equal metrics

Default

1 for BGP; 4 for other protocols

Description

This command lets you set the number of paths with equal metrics that the router will maintain in its routing table. number can range from 1 to 6.

For BGP, the meaning of this command is slightly different, since BGP doesn’t have a simple routing metric. For BGP, this command allows you to increase the number of parallel equal-length paths that the router maintains in its tables.

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