This is probably a beginner question...
I'm working my way through Vol1 in the ip routing section. I have some questions about section 3.3 for longest match routing.
1. The first bullet sounds to me like they want to see a host route because of the "interfaces" key word.
2. The second bullet is pretty clear about that /16 route.
3. The third bullet sounds to me like they want to see a /24 route because of the "networks" key word.
My solution was to put three routes on each router....one host route over the point-to-point link, one network route over the point-to-point link and one /16 route over the frame relay link. I configured all these routes pointing to the addresses of the next hop as well...everything works. The solution is two routes on each router...one network route pointing to the point-to-point serial interface and the /16 routing to the address over the frame relay link. My questions are these:
1. Am I reading these to hard? I know that only the two routes in the solution will work but it sounds like they want to see three routes in the configuration.
2. How do I know to route the /24 in the solution to the serial interface and not the next hop IP? Why not route the /16 to the frame relay serial interface as well?
Maybe I'm missing something technical here but if I were to come across a question like this in the lab and configured it the way I did and everything worked...would I get it wrong because I put three routes and routed them to the next hop addresses and not out the interface? Thanks for your response in advance. I just want to get this portion of my confusion out of the way before I start getting into more heavy stuff.