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  • Hirofumi Takahashi thinks this is interesting:

  • First, if the network topology changes, the routers that are required to know about those changes must be reconfigured.

  • Second, static routes can be used to create very specific routing behavior. In this example, perhaps it is desirable to have traffic taking one path in one direction and another path in the opposite direction.

  • From

    Cover of Routing TCP/IP, Volume 1, 2/e


    Static route characteristics