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    The options available vary depending on your routing protocol context; that is, on whether you are configuring OSPF or RIP.

    For OSPF:

    [ no ] distance { ospfWeight | ospf { external distExt | inter-area disInter | intra-area disIntra } [ external distExt | inter-area distInter | intra-area distIntra ]* }

    For RIP:

    [ no ] distance ripWeight

    Release Information

    Command introduced before JunosE Release 7.1.0.


    Defines an administrative distance for RIP or OSPF routes. A distance of 255 prevents the route from being installed in the routing table. The no version either negates a command or restores the command's defaults.


    • distance—Weight applied to OSPF routes
    • ospfWeight—Value assigned to OSPF routes that are added to the IP routing table; a number in the range 1–255
    • ospf—OSPF routes
    • distExt—Distance for external type 5 and type 7 routes; a number in the range 1–255
    • disInter—Distance for interarea routes; a number in the range 1–255
    • disIntra—Distance for intra-area routes; a number in the range 1–255
    • *—Indicates that one or more parameters can be repeated multiple times in a list in the command line
    • ripWeight—Administrative distance assigned to RIP routes added to the IP routing table in the range 0–255; default value is 120


    Address Family Configuration (RIP), Router Configuration (OSPF or RIP)

    Published: 2014-08-14