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RE: what does the asterisk mean in the route table? posted 01/24/2001
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It should toggle between the 2 if they are equal. The asterick just shows
the current interface to be used. Remember That traffic is load balanced per
packet when process-switched and per destination when fast-switched....This
might make your asterick toggle a little faster :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Timur_Mirza@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:Timur_Mirza@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 5:00 PM
To: ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: what does the asterisk mean in the route table?





i have 2 equal cost routes learned via ospf (both have a metric of
37)...what
does the asterisk mean, especially when its toggling (one minute, one path
is
better & then the next minute, the second path is better)...i researched the
cisco docs but i can't find anything on this...does it mean:

1. its the preferred path? if so, based on what?
2. it was the last path used? if so, why? does it have anything to do w/
switching modes (such as fast, process, autonomous or distributed)

hqddc7k2#sh ip ro 153.114.55.0
Routing entry for 153.114.55.0/24
  Known via "ospf 100", distance 110, metric 37, type extern 1
  Redistributing via ospf 100
  Last update from 10.1.250.41 on Ethernet1/1, 00:24:44 ago
  Routing Descriptor Blocks:
  * 10.1.250.41, from 10.1.254.53, 00:24:44 ago, via Ethernet1/1
      Route metric is 37, traffic share count is 1
    10.1.250.241, from 10.1.254.53, 00:24:44 ago, via FastEthernet2/1
      Route metric is 37, traffic share count is 1


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