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 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.