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Route-Selection -> Metrics or Preferences ?

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  • 1.  Route-Selection -> Metrics or Preferences ?

    Posted 03-17-2015 01:22

    Hi everybody,


    just a little question on how to use route-selection correct.

    Here is, how I use it.

    In this example I have pp0.0 as standard-Uplink, and pp0.1 when the standard-Uplink fails.


    Here is my config:


        static {
            route {
                next-hop pp0.0;
                qualified-next-hop pp0.1 {
                    preference 7;
                metric 0;
                preference 5;


    Is my useage of metric and preferences correct ?

    Just for information. When the pp0.0 interface goes down, the traffic goes over the pp0.1.

    I have tested it and it works perfectly.

    I just want to know if the combined usage of metrics and prefernce could lead to problems ?


    Thanks a lot.

    Best regards, Christoph.

  • 2.  RE: Route-Selection -> Metrics or Preferences ?
    Best Answer

    Posted 03-17-2015 01:50

    Hi Christoph,


    Your configuration is looking good. The metric/preference you have specified for pp0.0 route is the default values for any static route, so you can get this working even without specifying them.




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  • 3.  RE: Route-Selection -> Metrics or Preferences ?

    Posted 03-17-2015 07:46

    Thank you very much for your fast reply.


    Best regards, Christoph