The Discard Route

When we summarise a route, Cisco IOS will inject a discard route. It is all nice to understand what Cisco IOS does. However, we ought to ask the question: Why? This blog answers this question.

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The ICMP Redirect

You will not find this very often though, you may come across a network where there are two routers on the same broadcast segment, each responsible for different networks. So how do you get your hosts to know which gateway should they use? You could setup two default gateways – both Windows and Linux allow that. However, you could also rely on ICMP Redirects. In this blog, I will show you what ICMP redirect is and in what circumstances it can be useful. I will be working on the following topology: The routing table on HOST1 and ROUTER1 look likeā€¦

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ISP Network Design

I have been reading recently quite a bit in regards to ISP core network designs and quickly realised that ISP network design is a serious undertaking indeed. In this blog, I wanted to add some structure to notes I have been taking for the past few days on this topic.

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