Stubby Post – show ip protocols

I’ve seen and used the command before, but I’ve never really seen any use of the show ip protocols command until tonight while reading up for my ROUTE test.  There’s a lot of good information in the output, and, from the way the book is reading, this is a great candidate for use in a lab question.

To check it out a bit, I set up a small network with four routers connected only to a single Ethernet segment.  I set up one router to run EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP to each one of the other routers just so I could see the output for the different routing protocols.  Here’s what puked out after struggling with GNS for a few minutes.

R1#sh ip protocols
Routing Protocol is "eigrp 1"
  Outgoing update filter list for all interfaces is not set
  Incoming update filter list for all interfaces is not set
  Default networks flagged in outgoing updates
  Default networks accepted from incoming updates
  EIGRP metric weight K1=1, K2=0, K3=1, K4=0, K5=0
  EIGRP maximum hopcount 100
  EIGRP maximum metric variance 1
  Redistributing: eigrp 1
  EIGRP NSF-aware route hold timer is 240s
  Automatic network summarization is in effect
  Maximum path: 4
  Routing for Networks:
    192.168.0.0
  Routing Information Sources:
    Gateway         Distance      Last Update
  Distance: internal 90 external 170

Routing Protocol is "ospf 1"
  Outgoing update filter list for all interfaces is not set
  Incoming update filter list for all interfaces is not set
  Router ID 192.168.0.101
  Number of areas in this router is 1. 1 normal 0 stub 0 nssa
  Maximum path: 4
  Routing for Networks:
    192.168.0.0 0.0.0.255 area 0
 Reference bandwidth unit is 100 mbps
  Routing Information Sources:
    Gateway         Distance      Last Update
  Distance: (default is 110)

Routing Protocol is "bgp 65001"
  Outgoing update filter list for all interfaces is not set
  Incoming update filter list for all interfaces is not set
  IGP synchronization is disabled
  Automatic route summarization is disabled
  Neighbor(s):
    Address          FiltIn FiltOut DistIn DistOut Weight RouteMap
    192.168.0.104
  Maximum path: 1
  Routing Information Sources:
    Gateway         Distance      Last Update
  Distance: external 20 internal 200 local 200

The EIGRP section shows some important details, including what k-values are used, networks configured, and administrative distance (AD) of the various route types (internal and external).  The OSPF section shows the router ID, number of areas on the router, and number of area types (normal, stub, NSSA), as well as the networks configured and the AD.  The section regarding BGP shows summarization status, neighbors (along with any filter lists, distribution lists, local weights, and route-maps if they were configured), and the ADs again.

That’s good stuff to know.  I’ll have to put that command in usual repertoire.

jac
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