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  • 1.  reject in "show route"

    Posted 02-21-2019 10:55

    Hi Guys,


    I see 'reject' when I issue the 'show route' command for a particular subnet.


    pav@XX> show route

    inet.0: 5 destinations, 5 routes (5 active, 0 holddown, 0 hidden)
    + = Active Route, - = Last Active, * = Both

    192.168.xx.xx/32 *[Local/0] 1w3d 02:50:10


    Could you please let me know what does Reject mean ?


    Thanking you.


    Pavan Katakam

  • 2.  RE: reject in "show route"
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    Posted 02-21-2019 11:13

    It indicates that one of the interfaces configured with 192.168.x.x/X ip address is currently down. So when the device receives any packets destined to that interface ip, device will drop the packet and send destination network unreachable messages [meaning of reject] to the source system.



  • 3.  RE: reject in "show route"

    Posted 02-21-2019 11:15

    Hi, Pavan


    Reject means that any packet matching that route will be dropped. One of the cases where I have seen this is when we configure proxy-arp. By any chance that address was configured under proxy-arp? if not, could you check where in your configuration is that address configured:


    # show | display set | match [address]


  • 4.  RE: reject in "show route"

    Posted 02-21-2019 12:19

    Thanks guys,


    The cable was disconnected. Once the cable was connected, it showed a route.. lol