route map Vs static route

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Mar 5th, 2009
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I am curious with using route map and static route....

i know that route map are used to redirect or filter the packets within the vlan......correct me if i am wrong

In which cases does route map the prefer choice over static route?

I also notice that in some networks a static route would be a straignt forward approach......but they prefer to use route map...correct me if my concept is wrong again

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JamesLuther Thu, 03/05/2009 - 01:51
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Route maps are processed before the routing table. Therefore route-map decisions are prefered.

Within a route-map there is a match condition. So only traffic matching the condition will get the set action. With a static route then everyting will use that route. So if someone has used a route-map for routing there should be a policy decision based around that.

Anupam Datta Thu, 03/05/2009 - 04:18
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Routemap is the best choice when you required source based routing.Static route does destination based routing.Let say you need to Route some prefixes or those matching some criteria would be routed through Link A and Others will be using B, then Routemap is the choice over static Routes.


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