PGW and AS5400 SS7 Interconnect PROBLEM

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Mar 12th, 2008
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Hi everyone,

I desperately need your help! I am trying to enable dialup internet access termination on AS5400 using SS7 connection to telco switch via PGW v9.6.1. and integrated SLT. I am having trouble configuring the RLM control link between PGW and AS5400. PGW does not sent any rlm packets to as5400.

Here is the AS5400 config:


controller E1 6/0

framing NO-CRC4

channel-group 15 timeslots 16

pri-group timeslots 1-15,17-31 nfas_d primary nfas_int 0 nfas_group 0 rlm-group 0


interface Serial6/0:15

no ip address

encapsulation ss7

channel-id 0


interface Dchannel6/0

no ip address

encapsulation ppp

dialer rotary-group 0

dialer-group 1

no snmp trap link-status

isdn incoming-voice modem


rlm group 0

protocol rlm port 3001

server pgw

link address source Loopback0 weight 1


ss7 set session-set 0 failover-timer 3

ss7 session 0 address 8061 8061 session-set 0


Here is PGW config




prov-add:DPC:NAME="dpc-1",DESC="Point Code",NETADDR="1.9.0",NETIND=2

prov-add:SS7PATH:NAME="ss7p-1",DESC="SS7 Signaling Service",MDO="Q767_RUSS",CUSTGRPID="0001",SIDE="network",DPC="dpc-1",OPC="opc-1",M3UAKEY="",ORIGLABEL="",TERMLABEL=""

prov-add:EXTNODE:NAME="as17-5",DESC="AS17-5 Gateway",TYPE="AS5400",ISDNSIGTYPE="N/A",GROUP=0



prov-add:SS7ROUTE:NAME="ss7r-1",DESC="SS7 Route",OPC="opc-1",DPC="dpc-1",LNKSET="lnkset-1",PRI=1

prov-add:NASPATH:NAME="signas-1",DESC="Naspath signaling service",EXTNODE="as17-5",MDO="BELL_1268_C2",CUSTGRPID="0000",SIGSLOT=0,SIGPORT=0


prov-add:IPLNK:NAME="iplnk-2",DESC="Iplnk to AS5400",SVC="signas-1",IPADDR="IP_Addr1",PORT=3001,PEERADDR="",PEERPORT=3001,PRI=1,IPROUTE="iproute-2"


The problem is that IP link to as5400 is not coming in-service and as a result the associated naspath control link is not coming up.

AS5400#sh rlm group 0

RLM Group 0 Status

User/Port: RLM_MGR/3001 ISDN/3002 RLM Version : 2

Link State: Down Last Link Status Reported: None

Next tx TID: 0 Last rx TID: 0

Server Link Group[pgw]: Last Reported Priority: UNKNOWN

link [,] = socket[opening]


RLM Group 0 Statistics


Server Link Group[pgw]:

Open the link [,]:

last time occurred at Mar 12 10:46:42.564, success=0(0%), failure=8879

avg=0.000s, max=0.000s, min=0.000s, latest=0.000s

Echo over link [,]:

last time occurred at Mar 12 10:47:18.565, success=0(0%), failure=541541

avg=0.000s, max=0.000s, min=0.000s, latest=0.000s

pgw mml> rtrv-alms:

MGC-01 - Media Gateway Controller 2008-03-12 10:50:06.280 EET


"iplnk-2: 2008-03-10 22:24:28.080 EET,ALM=\"SC FAIL\",SEV=MJ"

"signas-1: 2008-03-10 22:24:28.080 EET,ALM=\"FAIL\",SEV=MJ"


The strange thing is that I can't set IP Link IN-SERVICE:

pgw mml> set-iplnk:iplnk-2:








pgw mml> set-iplnk:iplnk-2:IS

MGC-01 - Media Gateway Controller 2008-03-12 10:50:49.151 EET


IITA /* Input, Invalid Target */


pgw mml> rtrv-iplnk:all:

MGC-01 - Media Gateway Controller 2008-03-12 10:54:21.501 EET





pgw mml> rtrv-iproute:all:

MGC-01 - Media Gateway Controller 2008-03-12 10:54:39.700 EET



/* Route to AS5400 */


pgw mml>

The packet trace shows that PGW is NOT sending any rlm packets to AS5400.


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j.bien Mon, 04/14/2008 - 01:45
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hi, you might wanna change the rlm port on the gateway to use 3000 instead of 3001.

3000 - gateway

3001 - pgw

hope this helps.

siarhei Wed, 04/16/2008 - 22:38
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Thanks for your suggestion but it didn't help. Finally, I had to change the config to use IUA instead RLM for gateway-to-pgw SS7 connectivity and it worked like a charm. Very strange that RLM didn't work despite the correct config...


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