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  1. Rene just a question, why is that cisco never put a default route in NSSA? why did you need to configure it manually? does is have a reason why they didn’t put it in default?

  2. Hi Laz,
    Now got the answer . Many Thanks


  3. hI,

    Finally we can see on R1. But that is E2 route type right ?
    E2 means that came from type 5. How Type 5 pass through R2 which is NSSA ?

    R1#show ip route ospf  is subnetted, 1 subnets
    O E2 [110/20] via, 00:07:25, FastEthernet0/0
    O IA [110/2] via, 00:07:41, FastEthernet0/0

    I think R3 will create Type 7 request and R2 will convert back to Type 5. So R1 can update route as E2 :slight_smile:

  4. Hi Ravi,

    There is a good reason for this. With a stub or totally stub area, there is only one way out of the area and that’s the ABR.

    With an NSSA area, your ASBR could also advertise a default route.

    Now imagine both your ABR and ASBR advertise a default route. Which of the two default routes are used then? OSPF prefers routes in this order:

    * Intra area
    * Inter area
    * External
    * NSSA external

    So if the ABR would advertise a default route by default, then the default route from the ASBR would never be used. That’s why it is not enabled by default.

    Hope this helps!


  5. It’s also worth noting, if you manually generate a default route in an NSSA area then it will appear as a type 7 within the NSSA area.

    Whereas the automatic default route in a Totally Stubby NSSA area will appear as a type 3 within the NSSA area.

    But, when I have tested the ABR doesn’t require a default route, even without the “always” keyword, when creating default routes in any stub areas.

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