Chapter Six. Static Routes

Although most, if not all, of today’s IP networks run dynamic routing protocols, static routing is still widely deployed, mostly because static routes allow administrators to change traffic flow trajectories and to apply arbitrary routing policies. Static routing can be used as a complementary technique when the router’s forwarding decision needs to be affected without changes to the configuration of the dynamic routing protocols. Static routes are also used when dynamic routing is not necessary or not desirable because of the network topology, bandwidth constraints, or security reasons.

This chapter gives an in-depth explanation of static routing in Cisco IOS. Such details as forwarding along various types of static ...

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