Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

Default Route on HP Switch

Posted on 2000-02-20
7
Medium Priority
?
306 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-23
In what instance would an HP switch use the default route that it is configured for? If you have a LAN with an HP switch that has its default route set to the ip address of a server that is acting as a gateway to the internet, that doesn't mean that all traffic from the switch will be routed through that internet server will it? Or should the default route be set to 0.0.0.0 ?

Thanks,

eureeka
0
Comment
Question by:eureeka
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
klover earned 200 total points
ID: 2540994
If you wanted to telnet into the switch to monitor performance from a different subnet, you'd need a default gateway.  Or if you have SNMP enabled and the SNMP management console is on another subnet, you would need a default gateway.
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:tfewster
ID: 2542365
eureeka, AFAIK the switch keeps track of all IP addresses on the LANs it links,
so it can direct packets down just the one subnet the address is on; If it is
asked to route a packet to an address it doesn't know, it can broadcast it on
all subnets (and hope there is a gateway on one of them) OR send it to a default
route (e.g your gateway to the outside).

So your setup seems correct - only "unknown" addresses get sent to the subnet
your gateway is on, for it to try to forward.

Sorry klover, I believe your answer is generally correct but doesn't apply here -
the default gateway isn't used for incoming connections by the target host.
0
 

Author Comment

by:eureeka
ID: 2542564
Ahh....ok, thanks guys!
0
What Kind of Coding Program is Right for You?

There are many ways to learn to code these days. From coding bootcamps like Flatiron School to online courses to totally free beginner resources. The best way to learn to code depends on many factors, but the most important one is you. See what course is best for you.

 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:tfewster
ID: 2542648
eureeka - did you really mean to accept klovers answer?

klover, I think that's 2 you owe me  now :-)
0
 

Author Comment

by:eureeka
ID: 2542732
Yikes! I'm sorry :-) I don't know why that happened. I can ask another question if you want, hee hee.
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:tfewster
ID: 2542754
Easy mistake to make; Glad we could help anyway.

0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:klover
ID: 2543123
Since he did not specify the kind of switch or that it was a routing switch...  I belive we are both right.  I though he may have a low end HP Ethernet Switche that simply had a management interface.

0

Featured Post

Improve Your Query Performance Tuning

In this FREE six-day email course, you'll learn from Janis Griffin, Database Performance Evangelist. She'll teach 12 steps that you can use to optimize your queries as much as possible and see measurable results in your work. Get started today!

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

If you’re involved with your company’s wide area network (WAN), you’ve probably heard about SD-WANs. They’re the “boy wonder” of networking, ostensibly allowing companies to replace expensive MPLS lines with low-cost Internet access. But, are they …
Tech spooks aren't just for those who are tech savvy, it also happens to those of us running a business. Check out the top tech spooks for business owners.
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

595 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question