EIGRP/IGRP traffic share command

Platform: - Cisco routes and switches, Cisco IOS
Keywords: - traffic-share, EIGRP, IGRP
Reference: - cisco.com
Author: - Dinesh Aggarwal


To control how traffic is distributed among routes when there are multiple routes for the same destination network that have different costs, use the traffic-share router configuration command. To disable this function, use the no form of the command.
traffic-share {balanced | min}
no traffic share {balanced | min}

Syntax Description


Distributes traffic proportionately to the ratios of the metrics.


Uses routes that have minimum costs.



Traffic is distributed proportionately to the ratios of the metrics.

Command Mode

Router configuration

Usage Guidelines

This command first appeared in Cisco IOS Release 10.0.
This command applies to IGRP and Enhanced IGRP routing protocols only. With the default setting, routes that have higher metrics represent less-preferable routes and get less traffic. Configuring traffic-share min causes the Cisco IOS software to only divide traffic among the routes with the best metric. Other routes will remain in the routing table, but will receive no traffic.


In the following example, only routes of minimum cost will be used:

router igrp 5
  traffic-share min


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