multiple router option with metric

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Mon Apr 9 13:32:05 UTC 2007

Mohammad Shakir wrote:

>   senario is that I have configure two server as gateway for my 
>windows clients, when one gateway down, all request goes to 2nd 

Best way to do this is with a virtual router protocol like HSRP (Hot 
Standby Router Protocol) if using Cisco kit, or another whose name I 
can't remember which isn't proprietry. It's a LOT simpler than trying 
to configure every device on the network to understand the concept of 
"router is down, use another" !

My policy to to configure all such things in the routers themselves 
so that every device simply has a single default gateway for all (non 
local) traffic.

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