OSPF -' redistribute connected subnets'

Posted on 2006-05-09
Last Modified: 2012-08-13

   What does the command 'redistribute connected subnets' in OSPF really means ?.

       Any respose with describing examples are highly appreciated

Question by:dinkon4u
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    Hi there

    You are telling the router/layer 3 switch to redistribute all of the connected interface networks into the ospf routing table.


    interface FastEthernet 0/0
    ip address

    interface FastEthernet 0/1
    ip address

    interface Serial0/0
    ip address

    router ospf 10
    redistribute connected subnets

    In the above example, you are advertising ospf out the interface - and not out any other interface.  The redistribute connected subnets command sees the, etc networks and adds them into the ospf routing table.  That way, the ospf enabled device that is routing with knows about these networks.

    You can also use redistribute static to distribute static routes into the ospf table - or redistribute a different routing protocol into ospf - bgp, eigrp for example.

    hope this helps

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