Default Routes and Floating Static Routes on Alcatel Routers

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Default Routes and Floating Static Routes

In this lesson we will talk about two different Static Route types. One of them is “Default Routes” and the other is “Floating Routes”. Now, let’s see what are they and why we use these different Static Routes.

Default Routes

Default routes are the routes that used by a router when there is no other route is known for a destination address. We can use the below picture. Here if to a destination there is no route on SR 1 then SR 1 will use the next hope that is mentioned as defaul-route. And this will be SR 2 here.

The basic command that will do it, mentioned below:

A:SR 1 # configure router static-route 0.0.0.0/0 next-hop 10.1.1.2

Other Static Routing Lessons on Other Vendors

IPv4 Static Route Configuration on Cisco
IPv6 Static Route Configuration on Cisco
IPv6 Default Route Configuration on Cisco

IPv4 Static Route Configuration on Juniper
IPv6 Static Route Configuration on Juniper
IPv6 Static Route Configuration on Juniper

IPv4 Static Route Configuration on Nokia
IPv4 Default and Floating Route Configuration on Nokia

St Route Configuratioatic Route on Huawei and Load Balancing
IPv4 Default and Floating Route Configuration on Huawei

3 Responses to “Default Routes and Floating Static Routes on Alcatel Routers”


  • selam / Reply

    sitenizi çok beğendim. çok güzel çalışmalarınız var.
    cisco için sizce hangi dökümanları kullanmalıyım?

    • gokhankosem / Reply

      Merhaba Semih…
      Güzel düşüncelerin için çok teşekkürler. Cisco için, CBT nuggets videoları ı ve KnowledgeNet in web tabanlı eğitimlerini kullanabilirsin…Internetten kolayca bulabilirsin bu dökümanları;)

  • Alex / Reply

    Hi Gokham

    Thanks for that kind of “intro” in Alcatel’s world!

    What about “longest prefix wins” rule? In Cisco & Juniper world the longest prefix takes over no matter what is your AD.
    Is it true for Alcatel as well? Since you did not mention that in your article and when using IGP one would normally advertise a subnet, not a host route so your static /32 route would be preferred unconditionally.

    Thank you.

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