What does the DLY mean in a "show interface" command?

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by adsaero, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. adsaero

    adsaero Guest

    The subject says it all - what the heck DOES that mean, anyway? I'm
    assuming it means "delay"... but I don't want a delay in my traffic at
    all! ;-)

    Can anyone clue me in on this issue?

    adsaero, Feb 2, 2006
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  2. adsaero

    jcottingim Guest

    You are correct... It means Delay.
    It does NOT mean that the interface introduces N usec of delay. It's a
    number that's used by routing protocols in the calculation of routes. -
    AND not all routing protocols use Delay as a metric.

    You might do some research on your specific routing protocol to see how
    routes are calculated.

    jcottingim, Feb 2, 2006
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