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TOPIC: Pro's/Con's of interface vs IP for static routes

Pro's/Con's of interface vs IP for static routes 10 years 11 months ago #12514

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Static routes can be defined by interface or IP addr. What are the pros and cons of using each? I have seen examples of static routes using both techniques but is there a rule of thumb as to when to use an IP and when to use the Interface?
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Re: Pro's/Con's of interface vs IP for static routes 10 years 11 months ago #12518

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Hi

Using the interface is more preferred over using the IP address because there could be instances were you may change the subnet / IP in a network segment. In such scenerios you can keep the routing table untouched since its the same interface connecting to the destination / route to destination.

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Paul 8)
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Re: Pro's/Con's of interface vs IP for static routes 10 years 11 months ago #12568

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I figured that was the case. I guess it could equated to specifying nodes by hostname vs ip. Sometimes its better to use hostname and other times by the ip addr.

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