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If HSRP for IPX is not needed. How about redundant LAN routers?

If HSRP is not needed for IPX because the hosts will automatically find an alternate route, then is there any issues with IPX routing loops or duplicate RIP/SAP advertisements if two routers are used on the same LAN, which are both connected to a different LAN. For example, if a catalyst 6509 with 2 MSFC cards is between 2 LANs for routing purposes from one LAN to the other, and HSRP is enabled for the IP traffic, then what should be done about redundancy for the IPX traffic? If IPX is enabled on both MSFC routers, with the same route to the secondary LAN, will there be any issues with IPX routing loops or duplicate RIP/SAP packets?

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Re: If HSRP for IPX is not needed. How about redundant LAN route

There won't be any IPX routing loops.

The 2 MSFC will advertise the remote LAN on the local segment.

You will have 2 equal path routes to reach the remote LAN.

You can even achieve load balancing by configuring "ipx maximum-path 2".

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