"show ip route" - Routing table is empty

Hi folks,
I configured a default gateway and a static default route on my
cat4506 switch running 12.1(19)EW2.
ip default-gateway X.X.X.X
ip route X.X.X.X
I issued show ip route and nothing displays.
#sh ip route
Codes: C - connected, S - static, I - IGRP, R - RIP, M - mobile, B -
D - EIGRP, EX - EIGRP external, O - OSPF, IA - OSPF inter area
N1 - OSPF NSSA external type 1, N2 - OSPF NSSA external type 2
E1 - OSPF external type 1, E2 - OSPF external type 2, E - EGP
i - IS-IS, L1 - IS-IS level-1, L2 - IS-IS level-2, ia - IS-IS
inter area
* - candidate default, U - per-user static route, o - ODR
P - periodic downloaded static route
Gateway of last resort is not set
It should have at least show a gateway of last resort in the routing
table or a " S* [1/0] via X.X.X.X " entry.. Right?
I have verified that ip routing is enabled.
Why is the routing table empty? Any ideas?
Reply to
ako eto
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This is only used on layer-2 devices, not a layer-3 box like this.
Any interfaces plugged in/turned up? I could see that if all interfaces were in a down state.
Reply to
Doug McIntyre
create a loopback interface, give it an ip address and do no shutdown on it then check your route table again.
Reply to
Did you turn IP routing on?
conf t ip routing
Otehrwise it acts as a layer 2 device and the routing table will be empty.
When ip routing is off, ip default-gateway points it to the outside.
With ip routing on, you need the ip route statement. But the subnet containing the next hop needs to be available on an up interface before the entry makes it to the routing table.
Reply to
Phillip Remaker

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