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dedicated hsrp interface

Hi all, is there ever a case using hsrp when you would plug the routers in back to back using a crossover ?

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Re: dedicated hsrp interface

No, while it would work... there would be no point. HSRP is designed to provide a redundant gateway. since there will be no hosts on this segment needing a gateway there is no point in doing this. For more information check out the link below.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/cisintwk/ics/cs009.htm

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Re: dedicated hsrp interface

there is a clearly advantage of doing this

way, if both upstream routers are connected

to different providers and running either OSPF

or EIGRP. That way, with the crossover

connection between two routers, you can

load-balance between the two circuit thus

maximizing the your bandwidth.

That is how I implement this at my work place.

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Re: dedicated hsrp interface

Cisco24x7,

You are talking about load balancing and not running HSRP on this segment. Those are two different things.

The original question was

"is there ever a case using hsrp when you would plug the routers in back to back using a crossover?"

Not "is there any case in which you would run a crossover cable to connect two routers together?"

Those are two different questions.

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