Two different paths to the same network are present in the routing table: one entered statically: and the other learned through dynamic routing protocol. When forwarding a packet to that network, which route will the router choose, the static route or the dynamic route? I have one more confusion. if the router doesn't find a path to the destination in the routing table, will it forward the packet through all the interfaces?

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Assuming both prefixes are equally long, it will choose the one with the lowest administrative distance. That would, by default, be the static route, but either one could have had the AD changed. For example, when you configure a static route, you can configure it with am AD higher than the learned prefix so that it is a floating static route.


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