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Internet at 2 locations

I have the following scenario:

Site A has a link to the Internet

Site B also has a link to the Internet.

Site A & B have a point-2-point link between them and running EIGRP.

Each site has a default route pointed to a Pix firewall.

Let's say Site A is and Site B is and running EIGRP. What's the easiest way for Site A to go through Site B in case it loses its Internet link and vice-versa for Site B?


Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Internet at 2 locations

Easiest way would be to use floating statics ie.

Site A

ip route

ip route 250

Site B

ip route < site B pix>

ip route 250


Super Bronze

Re: Internet at 2 locations

Another variation, might be injection of the default route into EIGRP at both sites. Each site should chose the "closest" Internet exit, but if either site withdraws its default, then all Internet traffic should flow toward the remaining Internet exit.

An issue with both these approaches, is "knowing" the Internet link is down. If Internet "down" can be more than link drop, you might also need to use some form of object tracking.

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