In this section, we are going to learn about the OSPF metric and how it is calculated. We will also learn about inter-area and intra-area routes and how OSPF routers select the best route to the destination network. And finally, this section will be concluded by looking at the ways in which metric calculation can be influenced and the effects of such configurations.
Calculating the OSPF Metric
The OSPF metric is commonly referred to as the cost. The cost is derived from the bandwidth of a link using the formula 108/bandwidth (in bps). This means . . .
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