Hi, we've just recently changed the way that we route traffic outbound to our organization's firewalls because of increasing load and cpu utilization on our primary firewall handling web traffic. The change was from 100% static routes to the use of route-maps.
My question is this...we currently have several maps that direct traffic to certain next hop ips based on ips/ip blocks and type of traffic, but the last map we have in place is a type of catch-all gateway of last resort type map. I need to know if this is really needed as we also still have a static that points 0/0 traffic to a destination?
Another question: Does the router look at and use route maps before any statics in place?
If I'm unclear in any way please let me know so that I can restate my questions.
Thanks in advance.