Configuring a default route
A default route is used to forward packets that do not match any specific routing entry in the routing table.
Without a default route, packets that do not match any routing entries are discarded and an ICMP
destination-unreachable packet is sent to the source.
A default route can be configured in either of the following ways:
The network administrator can configure a default route with both destination and mask being
0.0.0.0. For more information, see
Some dynamic routing protocols, such as OSPF, RIP, and IS-IS, can generate a default route. For
example, an upstream router running OSPF can generate a default route and advertise it to other
routers, which install the default route with the next hop being the upstream router. For more
information, see the respective chapters on these routing protocols in this configuration guide.
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