Static IP route parameters

When you configure a static IP route, you must specify the following parameters:
  • The IP address and network mask for the route's destination network or host.

  • The route's path, which can be one of the following:
    • IP address of a next-hop router.

    • "Null" interface; the routing switch drops traffic forwarded to the null interface.

The routing switch also applies default values for the route's administrative distance (Administrative distance). For static routes, this is the value the routing switch uses to compare a static route to routes from other route sources to the same destination before placing a route in the IP route table.

The default administrative distance for static IP routes is 1, but can be configured to any value from 1 to 255.

The fixed administrative distance values ensure that the routing switch always prefers static IP routes over routes from other sources to the same destination.