I have a problem I hope can be figured out here. I need to transport proprietary Ethernet frames across an IP network while still routing IP packets on the same interfaces. It looks like IRB will do the trick but I am unclear as to how to get the bridged frames across the network to the other router.
Here's the scenario - There are two workstations used to control satellite bandwidth. They are geographically diverse but connected via private IP network. The two workstations use a proprietary Ethernet frame for some of the inter-communication between them while the same interface is used for managing the workstations via IP.
I've configured IRB on both routers with the âbridge irbâ command, configured the bridge group on the interface facing the workstations and created BVI interfaces for the bridge groups. I set the bridge protocol to IEEE and configured the bridge group to âroute ipâ. So far everything works fine, the workstations can see each other through IP, but I don't see the proprietary frames. How is it that the bridged frames get across the IP network?
I have included some documentation to help make this clear.
Thanks in advance