Changing the Metric for a Route

The metric for DVMRP is hop count. For example, a route with two hops over a slow serial line is preferable to a route with three hops over a faster optical line.

The router increases the number of DVMRP routes in incoming reports by a default metric of one and in outgoing reports by a default of 0. You can change the metric for an interface to promote or demote the preference for associated routes.

To adjust the number of hops associated with a route:

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