track non reachability

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Mar 30th, 2009
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I want an ip route to be active only when a reachability is down, the opposite of a regular track reachability

Is there a wait to do that?

Thanks for help

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jrlaroche Mon, 04/06/2009 - 06:30
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Thanks, I looked at that one already, it is pretty closed to what I want except that I want route 2 to be active only when route 1 is unavailable.

JamesLuther Mon, 04/06/2009 - 06:46
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It sounds like you just need to use a floating static. ie if you have two static routes

ip route

ip route 250

The second route will only install into the RIB if the first route is unavailable (due to the higher admin distance).


jrlaroche Mon, 04/06/2009 - 07:09
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I hade try that

ip route track 123

ip route 250

Why I still want to track unreachability is because I have some traffic that can't go trough route 1 that activate route 2 (ISDN connection), but I want that traffic to pass only when route 1 is unreachable.

I know this is kind of special need but I'm surprise that there is now way to do the opposite of tracking the reachability.



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