# protocols rip default-metric <metric>

Changes the default metric for routes that are redistributed to RIP.

set protocols rip default-metric metric
delete protocols rip default-metric
show protocols rip default-metric

Routes that are redistributed to RIP are assigned a metric of 1.

metric
Mandatory. A metric that is assigned to routes. The metric ranges from 1 through 16. The default metric is 1.

Configuration mode

``````protocols {
rip {
default-metric metric
}
}``````

Use the set form of this command to change the metric for routes that are redistributed to RIP.

Use the delete form of this command to restore the default metric to 1 for routes that are redistributed to RIP.

Use the show form of this command to display the default metric for routes that are redistributed to RIP.