RIT’s network is designed by an enormous smelly monkey

One might ask why, upon waking this morning, I had to change my gateway to point to CSH’s HSRP interface on the router? One would think that hell, that should all be transparent. That I should continue to have .254 set as my gateway and that HSRP would take care of any mess if necessary.

One would think that if there wasn’t a gigantic freaking idiot at the helm.

But, don’t worry…. I am sure there is currently a trouble ticket open at Cisco…..

2 thoughts on “RIT’s network is designed by an enormous smelly monkey

  1. your gateway should have been pointing to the hsrp address already…

    that is the point of hsrp… two devices share a virtual ip address, this way if one of them goes down, hosts do not have to be reconfigured with a working gateway address, if they are using the hsrp virtual ip as their gateway.

    if you would like, i will go into painful detail with you regarding how hsrp works. and you don’t even hafta open a case with Cisco. =)

    1. Re: your gateway should have been pointing to the hsrp address already…

      As we discussed on the phone, there was a little confusion over my post.

      I understand the purpose of HSRP, which was my point. There is no point to having a failover protocol if it doesn’t work. I am of the opinion that the virtual HSRP address should have been .254, and the physical been the oddball one. If they didn’t want to configure it that way, it should have been extrodinarily clear to the users.

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