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Scope and Target-Scope

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:27 am
by Stryker777
I am wondering how these really effect my networks.
Say I have the following

Network A - IP Interface IP
O - Mikrotik Gateway to Internet, With masquerade out to internet
Interface 0 - to Internet
Interface 1 - To Network A
Interface 2 - To Network B
Network B - IP Interface IP

Now I want to be able to ping from a pc at to a pc at

I have static routes but the ping does not make it past the mikrotik. I can see it get there but it does not relay to the next router. Both directions this is an issue.

OSPF is in place and I can see all of the routes. They pings just will not pass.

Is this a scope issue? All interfaces are the defaults:
Scope 255
Target Scope 10

What should they be if that is not correct?

Any one have an idea?

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:24 pm
by andrewluck
This isn't a routing issue. It's an IP addressing issue.

e.g. Network A. The network address is but from a client perspective the router's interface is in a completely different network

Same for network B.



Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:15 am
by Stryker777
I must disagree with you on that one. If you have a static route that gateway then when the packet gets to the mikrotik there is a static route that gateways to

That is a static route and the ping should pass with no problems. The clients on each end have default gateways so what they do not know a route for will go to the gateway, from there on routing takes over and a ping should pass.

I did however find what the issue way. It was that there are transeo backhauls hooked up and so proxy-arp had to be enabled. Now pings route perfectly.

So, still my question remains the same. I would love some clarification on how the scope and target-scope effect a network with the basics of the one above.

Thank you for the input though.

Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:00 pm
by andrewluck
Proxy ARP will hide a whole multitude of mis-configurations. From a network administration point of view that's a bad thing because a simple network change can cause unrelated stuff to break.

Maybe I mis-read your problem but IP networking requires that the clients on a network be in the same network as the gateway interface that they're connected to. From your description, that doesn't appear to be the case.



Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:02 am
by Stryker777
The network description I gave is kind of like the way the internet works. Since we are dealing with Routing it is not bound by a local networks limitations as long as the routes are in place so the routers know what way to send everything. Each network has a gateway router that is connected to the main router. Their gateway interfaces have ips that are in the same network as the main router. Since the only masquerade is from the main router out to the internet, everything inside can be routed to allow talk across networks.

The reason behind the Prox Arp is because the transeo radios (bridges... Yuck) require it because they use mac-nat and proxy-arp for bridging.

Thanks again for the input.
Take care :)

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:11 pm
by Eugene
scope and target-scope control the recursive route lookup process. That essentially specifies, which routes would become active ("A" flag) in the routing table.

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:52 pm
by Stryker777
Thank you for the answer Eugene :)