Consider the following command: ip route 192.168.10.0 255.255.255.0 10.10.10.2 5 What does the 5 at the end of the command signify?

Consider the following command:

ip route 192.168.10.0 255.255.255.0 10.10.10.2 5

What does the 5 at the end of the command signify?

  • metric
  • exit interface
  • administrative distance
  • maximum number of hops to the 192.168.10.0/24 network
    Answers Explanation & Hints:

    The 5 at the end of the command signifies administrative distance. This value is added to floating static routes or routes that only appear in the routing table when the preferred route has gone down. The 5 at the end of the command signifies administrative distance configured for the static route. This value indicates that the floating static route will appear in the routing table when the preferred route (with an administrative distance less than 5) is down.

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