- The Diffusing Update ALgorithm, a Bellman-Ford based routing algorithm used by EIGRP.
EIGRP – Routing Information Protocol is widely deployed interior gateway routing protocol. EIGRP was developed in the 1990’s. EIGRP is a distance-vector protocol and is based on the DUAL algorithms. As a distance-vector protocol, the EIGRP router send updates to its neighbors as networks change, thus allowing the convergence to a known topology.
eigrpd supports EIGRP as described in RFC7868
Starting and Stopping eigrpd¶
The default configuration file name of eigrpd’s is
invocation eigrpd searches directory /etc/frr. If
eigrpd.conf is not there next search current directory. If an
integrated config is specified configuration is written into
The EIGRP protocol requires interface information maintained by zebra daemon. So running zebra is mandatory to run eigrpd. Thus minimum sequence for running EIGRP is:
# zebra -d # eigrpd -d
Please note that zebra must be invoked before eigrpd.
- To stop eigrpd, please use ::
- kill cat /var/run/eigrpd.pid
Certain signals have special meanings to eigrpd.
|SIGHUP & SIGUSR1||Rotate the log file|
|SIGINT & SIGTERM||Sweep all installed EIGRP routes and gracefully terminate|
eigrpd invocation options. Common options that can be specified (Common Invocation Options).
When the program terminates, retain routes added by eigrpd.
router eigrp (1-65535)¶
The router eigrp command is necessary to enable EIGRP. To disable EIGRP, use the no router eigrp (1-65535) command. EIGRP must be enabled before carrying out any of the EIGRP commands.
no router eigrp (1-65535)¶
no network NETWORK¶
Set the EIGRP enable interface by network. The interfaces which have addresses matching with network are enabled.
This group of commands either enables or disables EIGRP interfaces between certain numbers of a specified network address. For example, if the network for 10.0.0.0/24 is EIGRP enabled, this would result in all the addresses from 10.0.0.0 to 10.0.0.255 being enabled for EIGRP. The no network command will disable EIGRP for the specified network.
Below is very simple EIGRP configuration. Interface eth0 and interface which address match to 10.0.0.0/8 are EIGRP enabled.
! router eigrp 1 network 10.0.0.0/8 !
no passive-interface IFNAME¶
This command sets the specified interface to passive mode. On passive mode interface, all receiving packets are ignored and eigrpd does not send either multicast or unicast EIGRP packets except to EIGRP neighbors specified with neighbor command. The interface may be specified as default to make eigrpd default to passive on all interfaces.
The default is to be passive on all interfaces.
How to Announce EIGRP route¶
redistribute kernel metric (1-4294967295) (0-4294967295) (0-255) (1-255) (1-65535)¶
no redistribute kernel¶
redistribute kernel redistributes routing information from kernel route entries into the EIGRP tables. no redistribute kernel disables the routes.
redistribute static metric (1-4294967295) (0-4294967295) (0-255) (1-255) (1-65535)¶
no redistribute static¶
redistribute static redistributes routing information from static route entries into the EIGRP tables. no redistribute static disables the routes.
redistribute connected metric (1-4294967295) (0-4294967295) (0-255) (1-255) (1-65535)¶
no redistribute connected¶
Redistribute connected routes into the EIGRP tables. no redistribute connected disables the connected routes in the EIGRP tables. This command redistribute connected of the interface which EIGRP disabled. The connected route on EIGRP enabled interface is announced by default.
redistribute ospf metric (1-4294967295) (0-4294967295) (0-255) (1-255) (1-65535)¶
no redistribute ospf¶
redistribute ospf redistributes routing information from ospf route entries into the EIGRP tables. no redistribute ospf disables the routes.
redistribute bgp metric (1-4294967295) (0-4294967295) (0-255) (1-255) (1-65535)¶
no redistribute bgp¶
redistribute bgp redistributes routing information from bgp route entries into the EIGRP tables. no redistribute bgp disables the routes.
Show EIGRP Information¶
show ip eigrp topology¶
Display current EIGRP status.
eigrpd> **show ip eigrp topology** # show ip eigrp topo EIGRP Topology Table for AS(4)/ID(0.0.0.0) Codes: P - Passive, A - Active, U - Update, Q - Query, R - Reply r - reply Status, s - sia Status P 10.0.2.0/24, 1 successors, FD is 256256, serno: 0 via Connected, enp0s3
EIGRP Debug Commands¶
Debug for EIGRP protocol.
debug eigrp packets¶
Debug eigrp packets
debug eigrpwill show EIGRP packets that are sent and received.
debug eigrp transmit¶
Debug eigrp transmit events
debug eigrp transmitwill display detailed information about the EIGRP transmit events.
show debugging eigrp¶
Display eigrpd’s debugging option.
show debugging eigrpwill show all information currently set for eigrpd debug.