Static vs. Route?

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Aug 5th, 2007

Can someone tell me the difference between "static(inside,outside)..." and "route...." ?


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mattiaseriksson Mon, 08/06/2007 - 00:00

The static command creates a persistent one-to-one address translation rule by mapping a real IP address to a mapped IP address.

The route command simply enters a static or default route for the specified interface.

Does that answer your question?

homeboarder8 Mon, 08/06/2007 - 07:32

Okay, so basically static is for IP addresses and route is for interfaces?

Jon Marshall Mon, 08/06/2007 - 07:41


Not quite. They are both dealing with IP addresses.

The static command does a translation from one IP address to another.

The route command tells the firewall where to send packets that go through it eg.

On a pix you usually have a default route "ISP ip address" where ISP address is the next hop towards the internet from your firewall.

This tells the pix that any traffic that it doesn't have a more specific route for send to the ISP router.



acomiskey Mon, 08/06/2007 - 08:14

I think the confusion for beginners here is drawing a similarity between a "static command" and a "static route". These are completely unrelated.


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