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

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Name

metric maximum-hops — router, IGRP, EIGRP

Synopsis

metric maximum-hops hops
no metric maximum-hops hops

Configures

The maximum number of hops that a route can take

Default

100

Description

This command allows you to change the maximum hop count for EIGRP and IGRP. Routes that exceed the given limit are considered unreachable. The maximum number of hops is 255.

Example

The following commands configure the router to mark routes as unreachable if they require more than 180 hops:

router igrp 101
   network 10.10.0.0
   metric maximum-hops 180

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