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Router 3945: GRE line protocol down and not come up (ISR G2)

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Jan 23rd, 2014
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I have some issue about GRE tunnel on router 3945 use c3900-universalk9-mz.SPA.151-4.M2 software by I create GRE tunnel connect to my site but it come up around 5 minute and line protocol is go down although I'm delete and recreate this interface but it has same issue. Below is GRE configuration detail:

interface Tunnel169

description *** BKK3-169-United-Center  (TOT 768K) ***

bandwidth 768

ip address

ip mtu 1400

ip tcp adjust-mss 1300

ip ospf cost 20

load-interval 30


qos pre-classify

keepalive 10 3

tunnel source

tunnel destination


and I show idb on router it show:

Router#sh idb


H   147   182   A,U,U  Tunnel169 (IP features on swidbs(7), IPv6 features on swidbs(10))


I'm sure on my router not enable ipv6 but I don't know why idb showing seem like this GRE has been enabled ipv6. It will be root cause of this case. Kindly everyone ever meet this issue please share how you are fix it.

Thank you very much

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NontawatCh Thu, 01/23/2014 - 02:08
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Now I'm use another GRE tunnel connect to destination and by default I will shutdown interface that not use or have some issue.

John Blakley Thu, 01/23/2014 - 03:59
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You have keepalives configured on the tunnel interface. If it doesn't have an established tunnel on the other side, the tunnel interface will go down. If you want the tunnel interface up even if the tunnel isn't established, you can remove the keepalive from the interface and the tunnel interface will come up.


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