Friday, April 27, 2012

Propagating Default Routes - EIGRP

There are 4 ways to get default routes into EIGRP topology. We will take a look at all of them. Consider a simple 2 router topology and let's begin.

Configuring /31 - P2P or Segment with 2 endpoints

In general, most ISPs will assign a /30 on point-to-point interfaces which gives you 4 IP addresses and 2 of which are usable resulting in 50% of addresses in that subnet being wasted. For example yields and as your usable IP addresses and is the subnet number and is the broadcast address. And as you can see only 2 out of the 4 IP addresses are usable. So how we can be more efficient? The use of a /31 subnet mask which gives you 2 IP addresses and 100% of them will be utilized.

Consider a very simple topology below and let's get started.

Configuring OSPF FAST hellos

The sooner we detect OSPF neighbor failure the faster the network can converge when there is a failure. In this blogtorial we will see how we can achieve fast detection of OSPF neighbor failure. Consider this simple 2 router topology and let's get started.