What is the most standard subnet length on internet

Brett Frankenberger rbf+nanog at panix.com
Wed Dec 24 19:02:17 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 08:25:40AM -0600, Alex H. Ryu wrote:
> Also one of the reason why not putting default route may be because of
> recursive lookup from routing table.
> If you have multi-homed site within your network with static route, and
> if you use next-hop IP address instead of named interface, you will see
> the problem when you have default route in routing table.
> For an example, if you have "ip route".
> If the interface for is down, will be still be in the
> routing table because can be reached via default route
> ( from routing table recursive lookup.
> Therefore the traffic for will be forwarded to ""
> next-hop ip address, and customer fail-over scenario will not be working
> at all.
> Only way to resolve this problem is... Actually three...
> 1) Use named interface such as "serial 1/0" instead of "x.x.x.x" IP
> next-hop address.
> But sometimes this is not an option if you use ethernet circuit or
> something like Broadcast or NBMA network.

ip route fa0/0

     -- Brett

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