router interface

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Feb 6th, 2008

Hi There

Is it possible to ping a router interface that is correctly setup but does not have anything connected to it? For instance I can ping the router from my pc but am wondering if I can ping a secondary port on the router that is properly configured but is not patched.


I have this problem too.
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Edison Ortiz Wed, 02/06/2008 - 14:55

No, the interface must be up/up and the only way the interface is up/up is by connecting it to another device.



l.mourits Tue, 02/12/2008 - 04:39

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think you can ping an interface that is down on a router as long as proxy arp is enabled on the interface that receives the arp request.

Not that this is very likely to be the case, but still....



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