With OSPF, it is no problem to configure a default route. There are a couple of options if you want to do this. Here’s an example:
R1(config)#router ospf 1 R1(config-router)#default-information originate ? always Always advertise default route metric OSPF default metric metric-type OSPF metric type for default routes route-map Route-map reference <cr>
There are a number of things. We can change the metric or metric type, but the most important thing most people forget is the
If you use the
default-information originate command, you can advertise a default route in OSPF. OSPF won’t advertise a default route if you don’t already have it in your routing table. If you add the
always keyword, it will advertise the default route even if you don’t have it in the routing table. Once you have advertised the default route, it will look like this on other routers:
R2#show ip ospf database | begin Type-5 Type-5 AS External Link States Link ID ADV Router Age Seq# Checksum Tag 0.0.0.0 172.16.3.1 59 0x80000001 0x008D64 1
R2#show ip route ospf O*E2 0.0.0.0/0 [110/1] via 192.168.12.1, 00:00:24, FastEthernet0/0
It will show up as an LSA type 5 external route.
Want to take a look for yourself? Here you will find the final configuration of each device.
hostname R1 ! interface FastEthernet0/1 ip address 192.168.12.1 255.255.255.0 ! router ospf 1 network 192.168.12.0 default-information originate always ! end
hostname R2 ! interface FastEthernet0/1 ip address 192.168.12.2 255.255.255.0 ! router ospf 1 network 192.168.12.0 ! end
I hope this is helpful to you. If you have any questions leave a comment.