Router - configure Track command

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Dec 12th, 2007
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Hello Experts,

I need to configure a router so that it can detect when one gateway is down.

I was told that there is a command named "track" that sends a constant ping to detect if the gateway is up. If the ping is not detected then it will be sent via route-map to the other gateway. Anyone has some links to read on this? Or perhaps a configuration example using track?



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bvsnarayana03 Wed, 12/12/2007 - 22:01
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Yes tracking does work the way you heard, but it doesnt just use icmp but also udp or http get request. Tracking can be used in a number of ways viz with hsrp, routing, PBR etc.

If you are configuring HSRP & need to use tracking to monitor the interfaces then follow this link:

If you want to use PBR with tracking, then refer this:

hope that clarifies.

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