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11.18.2013

EIGRP Summary - Shooting Yourself in the Foot

During my lab session the other night I was bitten by EIGRP summary routes and it took a little bit for me to wrap my head around what happened. So I figured it was a good idea to blog about the unexpected behavior.

The topology is as follows:













  • R1, R2 and R3 run EIGRP AS 100 on all interfaces. Auto-summary is disabled
  • R1 is the Internet facing router and generates a default route via EIGRP 
  • R1 connects two internal networks, 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.1.0.
  • R2 connects two internal networks, 192.168.2.0 and 192.168.3.0.