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ICX 7750 routing table confuses me

We have a 7750 as our core router and remotes sites with either a 7750 or 7450 as their router.  The configurations were set up by an outside vendor and they only answer about half my questions.

The core 7750 has routes something like:

ip route ip_address_1
ip route ip_address_2
ip route ip_address_3
ip route ip_address_4
ip route ip_address_4

Each site has a wired network (10.10, 10.20, etc) and a wireless network (10.11, 10.21, etc).

My confusion comes from why some of the sites only have the wired route while others have both a wired route and a wireless route but everything works just fine.

As I understood it, having as an ip route means that any packet with a 10.10.x.x address gets routed to ip_address_1.  So how do the 10.11.x.x addressed packets end up in the same place?  If I set up a vlan, would it need it's own route?

Any explanation/clarification would be appreciated.

New Contributor III
Hi Clayton,

Your assumptions, based on the information you have provided, are correct. At lot of it depend on y our network architecture. If we take the routes that you show as the only routes in your table then, you are correct. Traffic to would go no where. Unless there is a default route installed. It is possible, and not shown here, that there might be some dynamic route (OSPF, RIP). We would only be able to know that if you do a "show ip route".  Could you share that? It is also possible that policy based forwarding could be used. In this case, routing would not impact how packets move across the switch. In summary, we3 would have to look at your entire routing table and configuration to determine how things are being forwarded.

Thanks for the reply.

There's roughly 300 lines for "show ip route" so I'll just share a piece but it does look like the routing is dynamic.

#show ip route
Total number of IP routes: 293
Type Codes - B:BGP D:Connected O:OSPF R:RIP S:Static; Cost - Dist/Metric
BGP  Codes - i:iBGP e:eBGP
OSPF Codes - i:Inter Area 1:External Type 1 2:External Type 2
        Destination        Gateway         Port          Cost          Type Uptime
1      e 1/1/5       1/1           S    87d1h 
2   e 1/1/20      1/1           S    41d20h
3   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
4   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
5   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
6   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
7   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
8   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
9   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
10   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
11   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
12   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
13   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
14   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
15   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
16   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
17   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
18   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h
19   e 1/1/20      110/2         O    41d20h

New Contributor III
Ok. Yeah. They are using OSPF. Hopefully that answers your question

Ok, I know next to nothing about OSPF but I can see why every route isn't defined in the switch configuration.  Ignorant question: if the routing is dynamic, why are any routes defined in the switch config?