Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Webcast-Catalyst9k
New Member

Subnetting Issue

This is the issue I'm facing.

I have a cisco 2621 edge router and a /23 network internally, this is a real IP range (not rfc 1918), lets say for the sake of this example it's 200.90.4.0/23

I want to go

router ----- Firewall---subnet

I want to split my subnet in 2 x /24 address spaces but obivoulsy that's not gonna work as I need a real IP subnet between my router and firewall in the same address space, like a /30.

Doing that breaks my subnetting all together beyond the firewall.

Bottom line, how can I solve this issue? A better way to subnet, is there Cisco technology that allows my router and firewall to talk to each other without requiring an IP subnet?

Thanks,

7 REPLIES

Re: Subnetting Issue

Hi Stefan,

It would help if you could let us know what exactly you want to achieve by subnetting the address spave into 2 /24

regards

Narayan

New Member

Re: Subnetting Issue

It would be for simplicity's sake although that in itself isn't that much of an issue, I could even make it into /28's

But I don't have enough physical interfaces to route that many subnets.

Silver

Re: Subnetting Issue

First of all, because the FW will also use IP to talk to other devices, so it is require to enable IP in router & FW. Unless you enable bridging at router and FW talk to the remote via the bridged router port, but it is not recommended.

For your situation, do you mean the FW & router will also require to use public IP ? If yes, thre are three ways to do it :

1) Enable NAT at the router and use private address between FW & router.

2) Borrow one /30 subnet from the /23 address, but will waste some IP.

3) Enable "IP Unnumber" at the LAN port at router which is connecting to the FW, and the FW and router's WAN use the same subnet (/23). FW will looks like to talk to the router's WAN port directly.

I recommend option 3 due to no IP wasted and simplier to configure the router.

Hope this helps.

New Member

Re: Subnetting Issue

My last xp with IP unnumbered was on serial interfaces at which stage it was only supported on serial interfaces.

Is this an option on ethernet links now?

Silver

Re: Subnetting Issue

IP Unnumber should be able to apply on Ethernet interface, but I have no idea is there any limitation on your router model.

e.g.

int s 0

ip addr x.x.x.x y.y.y.y

int e 0

ip unnumber s 0

Please try it and advise the result and provide the screen capture if it fails.

Hope this helps.

New Member

Re: Subnetting Issue

My last xp with IP unnumbered was on serial interfaces at which stage it was only supported on serial interfaces.

Is this an option on ethernet links now?

Silver

Re: Subnetting Issue

I am sorry for incorrect proposal. Could you please try to reverse the assignment by apply the IP at Ethernet and apply the IP unnumbered at Serial ?

Below link describes the IP Unnumberred, it describes the IP Unnumbered only works on point-to-point interface.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk648/tk362/technologies_tech_note09186a0080094e8d.shtml

Sorry for any inconvenience.

128
Views
0
Helpful
7
Replies
CreatePlease to create content