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OSPF static route distribution

Is it possible to change the metric of a single static route, out of numerous routes being distributed (from a main site router)as a failover for the normally desired route?

The goal is to have the OSPF domain use the normal dynamic route learned from a remote site. Then if that remote site goes down, have the OSPF domain use the distributed static route, which would direct the traffic through the main site.

Is this possible?

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Re: OSPF static route distribution

possible. use route-maps while redistributing

redistribute static subnets route-map setmed

route-map setmed permit 10

match ip address 101

set metric 10

route-map setmed permit 20

'101' will match the prefix. Let me know if it works for you.

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Re: OSPF static route distribution

Can I still do this if the router I want to apply this to is already doing "redistribute static subnets"

Can there be multiple redistribute statements?

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Re: OSPF static route distribution

Richard

You have asked essentially the same original question on the WAN Routing and Switching forum where I have given a substantial answer. Rather than reproduce it here I will suggest that anyone look at that forum for the answer. Short version of the answer: I believe that a route map can control redistribution so that some static routes are redistributed with different values as Gautam has suggested. But I do not think that you need route maps to achieve your desired behavior.

To answer the follow-up question that you have asked: there can be multiple redistribute statements in the sense of redistribute static, redistribute rip, redistribute connected, redistribute eigrp 100. But there can be only one redistribute static under router ospf.

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