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Routing design

I have the following requirements.....

I work for a ferry company and we have a small office in all the ports we dock, with a small Cisco router in each. ie. I have network access to the remote offices.

Each ship has a small LAN (unix server etc).

We are wanting to implement a WLAN between the ships and the small office. So we can administer the Unix servers.

We have looked at configuring a DHCP server on the Cisco routers in the small office and a router on the ship with two LAN i/fs, with one using DHCP so that each time the ferry docks the router will recieve a IP address.

The question I have is this how do I handle routing (we currently run EIGRP).

Is there a way using EIGRP to tell it to put an interface (as opposed to a static IP address) into a routing process so that we can communicate with the ships LAN? Can I use something else.

I may have been a bit vague, but any ideas would be appreciated.


Cisco Employee

Re: Routing design

you can't enable an interface with EIGRP.

However, I guess you can predict the range used by DHCP.

So, enable eigrp with an address to will match the range.


router eigrp 1



New Member

Re: Routing design

I guess what I could do is allocate a clasfull class c address range for all the small offices located at each port.

Then subnet each small office so each has a unique network address, and then since when configuring a router to use EIGRP to specify the clasfull address, the address range would always be valid regardless of which port the ship is docked.

Sound sane to you?