EIGRP feasible successor

Hi Expert
I noticed a question about EIGRP successor. Please see the picture below. Router 1 is source and Router 2 is destination. Let us define the length of cable represents value of metric. Apparently, R1 to R2 is successor, and R3 is feasible successor. R5 cannot be feasible successor. Based on the concept of feasible successor, R4 should be feasible successor because R4-R2 is shorter than R1-R2. But R1-R4-R2 is longer than R1-R5-R2. Do you still think R4 could be feasible successor ? Thank you.

Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
Given the parameters, I would say yes.

But this is ripe for one of those optical illusions where a line looks shorter when it actually isn't. :-)

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by ConnectWise

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
EESkyAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your fast reply. You are right.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.