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Connecting a router to core switch

What is the best method to use when connecting a router to your core switch?  Should I put the switch port in a vlan where the IP of the router interface is or should the port not be a switchport and give it an IP?

I know both methods will work but I want to know what is the better method to use.

Thanks

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Re: Connecting a router to core switch

rob.hubbard@starkist.com

What is the best method to use when connecting a router to your core switch?  Should I put the switch port in a vlan where the IP of the router interface is or should the port not be a switchport and give it an IP?

I know both methods will work but I want to know what is the better method to use.

Thanks

Rob

Personally if given the choice i would always go with the the routed port option on the L3 switch ie.

int gi0/0

no switchport

ip address x.x.x.x

simply because then there is no L2 ie. STP on that link.

Jon

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Re: Connecting a router to core switch

Jon,

Thank you.  That is what I was thinking but I was not sure.

Rob

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