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OSPF E2 type route

I am a bit confused with the ospf type E2 route. As per the doc when a route is marked as type E2, it does not calculate the metric to the ASBR

Then referring to the attached diagram, why isn't that iam seeing 2 routes for the subnet 1.1.1.0/24 and the drfault 0.0.0.0

R2 and R4 have been configured with default-information originate command

At R3 I see only one default route from R2.

Ambi

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Re: OSPF E2 type route

Ambi,

What you are seeing is called recursive-routing. In order for R3 to know about routes from R4, the cost is 2 from R3 (see show ip route)

O 20.20.20.4 [110/2] via 30.30.30.2

while in order for R3 to know about routes from R2, the cost is 1 - the cost of the fastethernet interface.

Increasing the cost on the fastethernet interface on R3 that is facing R2 (ip ospf cost 2) should provide the desired result.

HTH,

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Edison.

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Hall of Fame Super Bronze

Re: OSPF E2 type route

Can you post the show ip ospf database from R3 ?

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Edison.

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Re: OSPF E2 type route

Edison,

The database shows that i learn two external routes..its only that the RT does not show it

I have attached the configs and the show ip ospf database of all the routers

Ambi

Hall of Fame Super Bronze

Re: OSPF E2 type route

Ambi,

What you are seeing is called recursive-routing. In order for R3 to know about routes from R4, the cost is 2 from R3 (see show ip route)

O 20.20.20.4 [110/2] via 30.30.30.2

while in order for R3 to know about routes from R2, the cost is 1 - the cost of the fastethernet interface.

Increasing the cost on the fastethernet interface on R3 that is facing R2 (ip ospf cost 2) should provide the desired result.

HTH,

__

Edison.

Hall of Fame Super Bronze

Re: OSPF E2 type route

> Increasing the cost on the fastethernet interface on R3 that is facing R2 (ip ospf cost 2) should provide the desired

> result.

Looking back, I'm not 100% sure about this statement as R3 sees R2 via connected so OSPF does not play a part of the cost here. Please test and let me know.

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Edison.

Re: OSPF E2 type route

Edison is absolutely correct that the behavior is due to recursive routing.

I managed to lab the setup and it works

you should see the two routes in the rotuing table as required if you increase the ospf cost to 2 between R2 and R3

HTH

Narayan

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Re: OSPF E2 type route

Thanks Edison and narayan

But one thing i am not able to understand is the use of E2 routes cos once you redistribute a route as E2 just to find out later that it recursively uses the path cost again.

It would make more sense to use it as E1 from the beginning

Ambi

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Re: OSPF E2 type route

Hi

Nice topic.. :)

To add to edison point

"If the external routes are both type 2 routes and the external costs to the destination network are equal, then the path with the lowest cost to the ASBR is selected as the best path.""

REF:: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/104/1.html#t32

arun

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