Static routes being ignored

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Oct 21st, 2008


I have a WAN and I have two routers one in the UK and one in the states and I'm running OSPF. When the two routers neighbored everything in the UK got routed through the US which is fine except for certain traffic. I've put in static routes but traffic is still being sent through the states. Does anyone know why the routers would ignore the static routes?

I have this problem too.
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Edison Ortiz Tue, 10/21/2008 - 08:05

If the routes being advertised via OSPF are more specific, they will be chosen even if the static routes have a lower Administrative Distance.

For instance, if you have static route:

ip route [gateway]

but you also have OSPF routes:

The OSPF routes will be chosen but and and all other routes within will be used by the static route.




Brent Rockburn Tue, 10/21/2008 - 08:09

HAHA that's soooo it .. I haven't tested it yet but I'm advertising OSPF out the specific interface and the static route is the whole /24 so the ospf route is more specific!

Thanks so much


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