Verifying IPX Routing Configuration


As noted earlier, the command for verifying IPX routing configuration is the IOS EXEC command show ipx route . In this section, we explore other commands that aid in verifying and managing IPX routing table configuration.

The show ipx route command is the tool used to view the state of the IPX routing table. Whether or not static routes are configured or dynamic routing protocols are running, this command shows whether the routes that have been configured or that are expected to be learned are actually present on the router. We explore dynamic IPX routing protocols in the next section. Following is an excerpt from the output of the show ipx route command on the ZIP SF-2 router:

 SF-2#  show ipx route  Codes:     C - Connected primary network, c - Connected secondary network         S - Static, F - Floating static, L - Local (internal), W - IPXWAN         R - RIP, E - EIGRP, N - NLSP, X - External, A - Aggregate         s - seconds, u - uses 4 Total IPX routes. Up to 1 parallel paths and 16 hops allowed. No default route known. C         10  (NOVELL-FDDI),  Fd0 C        150 (NOVELL-ETHER),  Et1 C        200 (NOVELL-ETHER),  Et0 R 100 [02/01] via 100.0000.1c2c.23bb, 19s, Fd0 

In the preceding output, we see routes to the directly connected IPX networks on the SF-2 router and a route to IPX network 100 that is dynamically learned, using IPX RIP, from the SF-1 router.

You can view a specific route with the show ipx route command by specifying a network number, just as you can when using the show ip route command. You can clear IPX routes from the routing table using the privileged EXEC command clear ipx route . In debugging IPX routing, you can use this command to manually clear a route and then use show ipx route to verify where the router learns that route.

Cisco Router Configuration
Cisco Router Configuration (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 1578702410
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 1999
Pages: 116 © 2008-2017.
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