Question: Overlapping Connected and Routing Protocol Routes

 In 200-301 V1 Appendices, Q&A

This latest #CCNA question takes us in the same direction as the previous question: how does a router choose between different competing routes? Today’s question adds connected routes to the mix, along with routes learn by routing protocols.  Enjoy!

Previous similar question

Other Q&A in this blog


Note: The background in this section is identical to the previous question in this blog.

For this question, router R1 runs RIP-2, and OSPF, and EIGRP. Admittedly, that’s a bit unusual for both the ICND1 and ICND2 exams, but to discuss how routers choose routes when learning those routes from multiple sources, at least one router has to run multiple routing protocols. The figure shows the subnet IDs/masks on the right, the routing protocols, and metrics.

If you look at the subnets on the right, its pretty obvious that the subnetting design is busted. Routers R2, R3, and R4 all connect to a subnet with subnet ID Note however that each uses a different subnet mask. That, in a word, is bad.

More Background

Here’s the additional detail compared to the previous question…

In this case, R1 has also been configured with the ip address command on its LAN interface.

The Question

Now to the question to ponder. Assuming all the links in the diagram work, and R1 indeed learns the routes using RIP-2, OSPF, and EIGRP. R1 also knows a connected route on its LAN interface as well. What does R1 put in its routing table? In other words, what will the output of R1’s show ip route command look like? (Select a single answer.)

A. It will list route, but not for,, nor

B. It will list route, but not for,, nor

C. It will list route, but not for,, nor

D. It will list route, but not for,, nor

E. It will list a route for both and, but not the other two subnets

F. It will list a route for,,, and


Answer: Choosing the Best Route, Same Subnet ID, Different Mask
Answer: Overlapping Connected and Routing Protocol Routes
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x