enable rip originate-default cost

enable rip originate-default {always} cost number {tag number}


Configures a default route to be advertised by RIP.

Syntax Description


Specifies to always advertise the default route.

cost number

Specifies a cost metric. The range is 1 - 15.

tag number

Specifies a tag number.



Usage Guidelines

If always is specified, RIP always advertises the default route to its neighbors. If always is not specified, RIP advertises a default route only if a reachable default route is in the system route table.

The default route advertisement is filtered using the out policy.

The cost metric is inserted for all RIP-learned, static, and direct routes injected into RIP. The tag value is used only by special routing applications.


The following command configures a default route to be advertised by RIP if there is a default route in the system routing table:

# enable rip originate-default cost 7


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on all platforms with an Edge or Base license or higher as described in the ExtremeXOS and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements document.