Commands to Influence OSPF Routing Decisions

You can control routing updates within OSPF in multiple ways. Recall that OSPF calculates a cost to a destination based on a formula involving bandwidth. To influence route decisions, you can either change the bandwidth on the interface, which in turn will affect the cost of the link, or directly change the cost of the interface. OSPF also supports the direct changing of the administrative distance with the distance command, much like EIGRP. OSPF also uses the passive interface command to...

The CCIE Practical Exam Preparation and CCIE Practice Labs

There are no shortcuts to success, and don't waste time looking them. These words come from one of my personal heroes, retired General Colin Powell. His words of advice ring true for soldiers as well as anyone striving to become a CCIE. There exists no single source of CCIE knowledge, no all-in-one book, including this text, that will get you into the ranks of the CCIEs. And as Powell's words echo, don't waste time looking for them. At the time of this writing, September 2001, Cisco states that...