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CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101: Official Cert Guide by Kevin Wallace

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Comparing BGP and Default Routing for Enterprises

A default static route is a statically configured route that can be used by a router if a more specific route to a destination network is not found in the router’s IP routing table. Oftentimes, a branch office router uses a default static route pointing toward the core of a network. The WAN edge routers then needed static routes for the subnets at each branch, with the WAN edge routers advertising these branch subnets into the core using an IGP.

The branch office default routing design results in less processing on the routers, less memory consumption, and no IGP overhead on the link between the branch and WAN distribution routers. Specifically, the branch routers can have a single or a few default ...

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