5.3. Improving EIGRP Operations

EIGRP has a few features available that can make its operation more efficient and secure in your network. One of the first things I want to cover is the ability to change the EIGRP metric calculation to fine-tune the paths that data takes across the network. You will see that it can be quite a challenge, though, to modify the metric; so caution must be used to not make any change that isn't well planned out and implemented uniformly.

Next, I go over manual route summarization and stub routers. Both of these features help EIGRP limit the scope or distance to which queries can be sent on the network. Both features can also help the CPU load on a router by limiting the number of network updates that have to be sent ...

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