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Hi all, can someone tell me the different ways of advertising a default route in eigrp, i know the redistribute static, command, is there any other way of doing it ?

bjw Silver

Re: eigrp

There are two ways to inject a default route into EIGRP: redistribute a static route or summarize to Use the first method when you want to draw all traffic to unknown destinations to a default route at the core of the network. This method is effective for advertising connections to the Internet. For example:

ip route x.x.x.x (next hop to the internet)


router eigrp 100

redistribute static

default-metric 10000 1 255 1 1500The static route that is redistributed into EIGRP does not have to be to network If you use another network, you must use the ip default-network command to mark the network as a default network. Refer to Configuring a Gateway of Last Resort for further information.

Summarizing to a default route is effective only when you want to provide remote sites with a default route. Since summaries are configured per interface, you do not need to worry about using distribute-lists or other mechanisms to prevent the default route from being propagated toward the core of your network. Note that a summary to overrides a default route learned from any other routing protocol. The only way to configure a default route on a router using this method is to configure a static route to (Beginning in Cisco IOS Software 12.0(4)T, you can also configure an administrative distance on the end of the summary-address command, so the local summary does not override the route).

router eigrp 100



interface serial 0

encapsulation frame-relay

no ip address


interface serial 0.1 point-to-point

ip address

frame-relay interface-dlci 10

ip summary-address eigrp 100

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