What does 'not a gateway' mean?

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Dec 3rd, 2008
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Hi All,


Today I issued "show ip traffic" on the 2960 Catalyst switch, and found '4554734 not a gateway' in Rcvd section. Somebody here can tell me what 'not a gateway' mean? Is that normal?


Much appreciated.

Correct Answer by Harold Ritter about 8 years 7 months ago

Robert,


My guess is that you have configured an IP address on the 2960 for management purposes only (it is not configured as a router) but some other device on that subnet is trying to use it as it default gateway.


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John Blakley Wed, 12/03/2008 - 08:27
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It's normal. It means that the packet isn't routed out a gateway and stays on the local segment.


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John


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Harold Ritter Wed, 12/03/2008 - 10:25
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John,


This counter is incremented when the device is not configured as an ip router (no ip routing) and you receive an ip packet for a destination that is not your local IP address.


Regards

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Harold Ritter Wed, 12/03/2008 - 13:29
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Robert,


My guess is that you have configured an IP address on the 2960 for management purposes only (it is not configured as a router) but some other device on that subnet is trying to use it as it default gateway.


Regards

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