pinging vrf

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May 4th, 2009
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hi, i have one atm sub-interface configured as follow:

interface ATM2/0/0.20100201 point-to-point

ip vrf forwarding test

ip address

atm route-bridged ip

atm pppatm passive

pvc 201/201

class-vc rbe

ip route vrf test

I tried to ping it from the router using ping vrf test but ping test failed. I have an RBE user connected to this interface and the user can ping My question is, is it possible to ping this vrf interface from the router?


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Giuseppe Larosa Mon, 05/04/2009 - 11:36
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Hello Maria,

you are facing an issue that depends from the ATM nature of the interface.

to be able to ping an ATM interface the packet has to physically go out on the pvc reach the other end and be sent back on the pvc.

in this case you are also using RBE and this can add to the complexity.

if you ping in VRF the other end do you get an answer ?

if so you should be fine.

Hope to help


m.penaredonda Mon, 05/04/2009 - 16:43
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Hi Giuseppe,

Thanks for the reply..pinging the vrf on other end of the pvc works. We are using Cisco 10000 box with STM 4 atm card.



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