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Put a description on a static route

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How do you put a description on a static route?

ip route command in the command reference does not show a description option?

Is it only available for certain IOS versions?

The description might be the date and purpose of the static route. Basically for self documenting and removing static routes when they are no longer needed.
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http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/iproute_pi/command/reference/iri_pi1.html#wp1037816

Its the name parameter that you are seeing.

for instance you can say

ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 76.53.1.2 name Provider

And yes it is in more recent code versions but not sure when it came out.
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I was looking for a description option but I see now that I can use the name option.

When I was looking at the command reference document I thought the name option was for naming the next hop device or interface but in your expample 76.53.1.2 is the next hop device and the name is not affecting the routing.
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Yea well I guess that is how they intended it but you can name it whatever you want and it has no impact on the routing like you said.
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