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Re: Question about prefix list
From: "Matthew Reath" <matt () mattreath com>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2012 01:40:55 -0600

the commas not withstanding, the le/ge operands as applicable to
prefix-lists simply mean "less-than or equal-to" or greater-than or
"equal-to" wrt netmasks in CIDR speak.

In you prefix-list below, the le operand means -
allow following ranges:

/22,/23,/24 deny all else
for the /21
it means allow /21 thru /24

Anything without an operand means an exact-match(permit/deny)

Homework for you:

What do the following do:

1) ip prefix-list foo deny le32
2) ip prefix-list foo permit 0.0.0/0 le 32

Understand the above and you will understand how operands work in

--- On Wed, 2/1/12, Ann Kwok <annkwok80 () gmail com> wrote:

From: Ann Kwok <annkwok80 () gmail com>
Subject: Question about prefix list
To: nanog () nanog org
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 6:32 AM

I read this prefix list.

Can I know why there is "le 24" after network block in /22
and /21

Why don't have "le 24" after /24?

I also saw another prefix list before. They use "le 32"
instead of  "le 24"

What are their different?

ip prefix-list prefix-filter-as100 seq 10 permit
202,168.136.0/22 le 24
ip prefix-list prefix-filter-as100 seq 20 permit
202,22.92.0/22 le 24
ip prefix-list prefix-filter-as100 seq 30 permit
202,21.148.0/22 le 24
ip prefix-list prefix-filter-as100 seq 40 permit
203,178.88.0/21 le 24
ip prefix-list prefix-filter-as100 seq 50 permit

Thank you so much

Here is how I look at prefix lists …

Lets say I have the following:
ip prefix-list EXAMPLE permit le 24

What this essentially means is match any prefixes that match the first 22
bits of with a prefix length less than or equal to /24.

The third octet (148) is 10010100 in binary, the /22 would be at
100101|00. So we would match anything that has the same bits set before
the divider or the /22 mark.

Matching prefixes would be:

Hope that makes sense.

Matt Reath
CCIE #27316 (SP)
matt () mattreath com | http://mattreath.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/mpreath

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