Redistribution Problem

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Peter Paluch Tue, 08/18/2009 - 06:39

Hello,

Your configuration seems to be OK. Can you confirm by issuing the command show ip ospf database external that the routes have been redistributed into your OSPF process? Are they present in the routing table in the first place?

Also, note that the OSPF LSA5 that carry your external routes have a field called "Forward Address". If this field is not 0.0.0.0 then it will probably be populated with an IP address of the recommended next hop. Make sure that this IP address is reachable on your remaining OSPF routers, otherwise the networks in these LSAs are considered unreachable.

Best regards,

Peter

Peter Paluch Tue, 08/18/2009 - 07:20

Hello,

You are welcome. You have written that they don't make it into the database, yet you say that the forwarding address is 0.0.0.0. I am now confused - if the networks didn't make it to the database how can you see their forwarding address?

Perhaps you see the LSA5 of other routers. Your own LSA5 can be displayed using show ip ospf database external self-originate.

The interface name as the next hop specification should not be a problem here. The primary goal now is to see your redistributed networks in the OSPF database.

Have you tried to remove the 'match tag' statement from the route-map - just to see if the networks get redistributed? If it works without the 'match tag' then it's probably an IOS bug. If it does not work, neither, then check if the redistributed networks are indeed in the routing table before having them redistributed.

Best regards,

Peter

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