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EIGRP - Auto-Summary

Hello,

I noticed this in many examples along with a production box.

Why do people disable auto summary on the routers with EIGRP?

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Re: EIGRP - Auto-Summary

Dan

There are several reasons why people would turn off auto summarization. In my experience probably the most common reason is that their networks have discontiguous subnets in which auto summarization would create problems. No auto summary in this situation allows EIGRP to advertise all subnets where auto summary would result in hiding some of the subnets.

HTH

Rick

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Re: EIGRP - Auto-Summary

With auto-summarization on, EIGRP summarizes routes to the classful boundary. This isn't good, as a lot of networks have discontiguous subnets.

-Chris

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Re: EIGRP - Auto-Summary

one more reason,

As eigrp summarizes automatically at classful boundaries,it creates an entry in routing table pointing towards Null0.

Hence in some scenarios,the taffic will match

this entry and a black hole can be resulted in the network........:)

New Member

Re: EIGRP - Auto-Summary

Thanks everyone.

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