Configure Route descriptions in Cisco IOS

You can configure descriptions for static Route on Cisco Router with the name keyword in the ip route command. Find ip route command options with help on Cisco Router.

Router(config)# ip route 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 172.16.2.2 ?

  <1-255>    Distance metric for this route

  name       Specify name of the next hop

  permanent  permanent route

  tag        Set tag for this route

  track      Install route depending on tracked item

  <cr>

The following example shows that using the name <next-hop-name> keyword and argument combination for each static route in the configuration helps you remember the purpose for each static route.

Router(config)# ip route 172.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.1 name Hyd2Pune

Description on Static Route is an optional command and But it’s very simple and quite useful. It is very useful in easy understanding and troubleshooting purpose. For more command reference for IOS release 12.2.

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