routing properties affect system-wide routing operations. For the
most part, these properties are independent of any routing protocols.
The protocol-independent routing properties allow you to do the following:
Add routing table entries, including static routes, aggregated
(coalesced) routes, generated routes (routes of last resort), and
martian routes (routes to ignore).
Create additional routing tables and routing table groups.
Set the autonomous system (AS) number of the router for
use by the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP).
Set the router ID, which is used by BGP and Open Shortest
Path First (OSPF) to identify the router from which a packet originated.
Define BGP confederation members for use by BGP.
Configure multicast administrative scoping.
Configure how much system logging information to log for
the routing protocol process.
Configure system-wide tracing (debugging) to track standard
and unusual routing operations and record this information in a log
This chapter discusses the following topics
related to understanding and configuring
protocol-independent routing properties: