Cisco - Route-map vs. access-list

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Sep 17th, 2008

Could anyone explain the differece between Route-map and access-list.

In which case I should use Route-map?


I have this problem too.
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satish_zanjurne Thu, 09/18/2008 - 00:17


Access-list are just ways to allows or deny hosts based on few parameter like Destination,Source IP address, port, protocols etc.

Whereas , Route-Maps are the way to Policy Based Routing in Cisco IOS.

Route-Maps are like software programming, can use to manipulate the whether routes can be installed in the routing table or not , what extent the metric of route needs to changed,

3.In BGP to change/set the attributes of routes.

Many of the times Route-Maps make use of access-lists


access-list 10 permit

route-map test-route-map

match ip address 10

In above example route-map test-route-map used the access-list 10 to match the IP Addresses.

HTH...rate if helpful...

bobqiu262 Thu, 09/18/2008 - 16:33

Is there any guide about how to use route-maps?

I still not quite sure how it works.

Thank you for you reply!


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