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Conditional OSPF route, or some other solution.

I have 2 sites, with 2 connections between them.  We are using ospf for routing.

I'd like to route all traffic except one subnet over the #1 connection and just the particular subnet over the #2 connection.

If the #2 connection fails I'd like that subnet then to be routed over the #1 connection.

I could also use Policy based routing, but then failover won't work, unless there is a some way to configure it that I don't understand.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you,


Cisco Employee

Re: Conditional OSPF route, or some other solution.

You can try static route with object tracking.

Something similar to this



Cisco Employee

Re: Conditional OSPF route, or some other solution.

Hi David,

you can also play with Administrative Distance to do that. Say you prefer link#1 due to lower cost. You can increase the AD of a single prefix learned from neighbor#1 so that the traffic directed to that network will choose the second exit.

access-list 10 permit

router ospf 1

distance 111 10

will be the IP that you see after "from" in "show ip route "

This way learned from neighbor#1 will have higher AD and will be installed in the routing table only when the other link fails.

hope this helps,