The primary function of routers in a network is to carry out routing functions. In case you were wondering, routing is a way to move packets from one point to a destination. Routers determine the path a packet must take from a source to its desired destination. This path can be the path to the next router that has the destination ip address in its routing table. These paths can be determined using various routing protocols, some of which are dynamic and others static.
This guide, “Static Routing on Vyos Router”, will discuss the static way of doing routing. Note that this type of routes must be applied manually onto the router and it cannot be updated. Meaning that, if a link fails, the router has no way of knowing how to reach the destination since the failed link will be removed from the routing information base. Generally, this type of routes are used in very small networks where it is easy to manage manually, your routing entries.Read More