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About show ip route command

Hello,

I'm using the "show ip route command" to display specific information about the network shown. See below:

Router#sh ip rou 193.113.238.18

Routing entry for 193.113.238.16/29

Known via "ospf 100", distance 110, metric 51, type intra area

Last update from 193.113.238.38 on Serial3/1, 01:00:57 ago

Routing Descriptor Blocks:

193.113.238.38, from 193.113.238.38, 01:00:57 ago, via Serial3/1

Route metric is 51, traffic share count is 1

193.113.238.154, from 193.113.238.38, 01:00:57 ago, via Serial3/2

Route metric is 51, traffic share count is 1

* 193.113.238.158, from 193.113.238.38, 01:00:57 ago, via Serial4/1

Route metric is 51, traffic share count is 1

193.113.238.162, from 193.113.238.38, 01:00:57 ago, via Serial4/2

Route metric is 51, traffic share count is 1

As you can see I'm load balancing because all routes have the same metric.

Does anybody knows what the "*" that appears in route 193.113.238.158 means???

Thanks,

Hector

3 REPLIES
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Re: About show ip route command

I believe that this is the route that will be used next/is currently being used.

Mick.

s.m
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Re: About show ip route command

* - candidate default route

" * " —Indicates the last path used when a packet was forwarded. It pertains only to the non-fast-switched packets. However, it does not indicate what path will be used next when forwarding a non-fast-switched packet, except when the paths are equal cost.

Shekhar

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Re: About show ip route command

"*" indicates that this route was used when the last packet to that destination network was sent just before you issued a "sh ip route" command.

If you repeat this command you will see that this * keeps switching between different routes.

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