Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by yoda, Jun 27, 2009.
Can someone explain to me the difference of static tables and Routing tables
Static route = specific/specified route.
Its entered as: destination network address, subnet mask of destination network, gateway (IP address of next hop router). A metric (usually hop count) can also be specified.
Example: 172.20.0.0 255.255.255.0 172.17.0.1
The example is saying to get to the 172.20.0.0/24 network use 172.17.0.1 as the gateway.
Theres also dynamic routing protocols like RIP, RIPv2, IGRP, EIGRP, IS-IS, and BGP. Tomato only supports static, RIP, and RIPv2.
Routing table is what a router uses to determine which route to use to get to a destination.