Gateway of last resort

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Jul 12th, 2007
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guys whats gateway of last resort......i have lil bit understanding that if no match uis found it shd be forwarded to this in other words......if we point a static route to next hope is it become th egateway of last resort??? secondly we have three command to do that i m confuse that which command we shd use an dwhen and why?? kindly see the commands below

ip default-gateway

ip default-network

and ip route

thanks for looking

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dgahm Thu, 07/12/2007 - 22:23
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IP default-gateway is used by non-routing devices like layer 2 switches. This is the same as the default gateway for a PC, and is only needed by the management interface.

IP default-network and the static 0/0 are used by routers.

Here is a great doc that explains the difference:

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