Policy routing on cat3750E

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May 12th, 2009
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device: WS-C3750E-24TD 12.2(44)SE2 C3750E-UNIVERSAL-M

have any SVI interfaces ...

i want FORWARD certain traffic to DEST_NET if NOT FOUND in local route table, other traffic forward bt default ... this task NOT complex if command: ip-policy route-map <...> use on any SVI interfaces...but this not normal solution

i'm prob:

ip route DEST_NET lo0

int lo0

ip policy route-map <..>

route-map <..>

match from ACL (sources for policy)

set ip next-hop (router for DEST_NET)


but traffic not received on interface Lo0

pbr no work

main task:

1. If traffic from <SOURCE_IP> local route table (RT) NOT route to <DEST_NET> - FORWARD traffic to specified next-hop

2. If traffic from <SOURCE_IP> to <LOCAL_NET> (network lean local router) found in RT traffic must forward default

3. All other traffic forward by default

solution ONLY for many SVI (10-30)

example BAD solution:

route-map ONE permit 10

desc __ALLOW_local_traffic__



route-map ONE permit 15

desc __FORWARD SOURCE_IP traffic to R2


set ip next-hop <R2>


route-map ONE permit 20

desc DEFAULT forward other traffic


acl: SOURCE_IP - list of clients for policy

acl: SOURCE_IP_LOCAL_NET - trafic from SOURCE_IP -> LOCAL_net

conf t int vlan20x

ip policy route-map ONE



many many SVI


conf t int vlan299

ip policy route-map ONE

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Giuseppe Larosa Tue, 05/12/2009 - 04:34
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Hello Alexandr,

if you want PBR to use routing table first you need to use the set action

set ip default next-hop

in your route-maps clauses

Hope to help


alexandr.novikov Tue, 05/12/2009 - 04:45
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set ip default next-hop not support:

Policy-based routing based on packet length, TOS, set interface, set default next hop, or set default

interface are not supported. Policy maps with no valid set actions or with set action set to Don't

Fragment are not supported.

Giuseppe Larosa Tue, 05/12/2009 - 04:52
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Hello Alexandr,

I was afraid of this I haven't checked the config guide before posting.

I don't see any other way to do this: may be you could use floating static (with high AD)routes pointing to the intended next-hop.

Hope to help


alexandr.novikov Tue, 05/12/2009 - 05:15
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only SOURCE routing...

traffic from certain must be forward R2, if destination in exist RT forward default.

now testing:

ip route Lo0

now result - now traffic in lo0

then add:

ip route null0

i see traffic on lo0 in pbr:

[[email protected] s_sn="4101374" s_tc="4132879"]: 4127611: May 12 17:13:48.746: IP: route map TEST, item 10, permit

[[email protected] s_sn="4101375" s_tc="4132880"]: 4127612: May 12 17:13:48.746: IP: Loopback0 to Vlan51 x.x.x.x

but traffic forward with problem (every seconds packets loss)...


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