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BRI Backup interface question

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Oct 29th, 2003
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I am confused about the way a backup interface can be tested. I have come across a testing mechanism whereby the backup interface is removed as a means of testing whether or not it works.

The configuration is as follows:

router01(config)#int se0.3

router01(config-subif)#no backup int bri2


Followed by:

#sh isdn stat



ISDN BRI2 interface

Layer 1 Status:


Layer 2 Status:


Layer 3 Status:

1 Active Layer 3 Call(s)

Activated dsl 2 CCBs = 1

And finally:

#sh isdn active



Out XXXXXXXXXXXX Active(72) router02 118

I realise this may appear obvious to some, but I would appreciate it if it could be explained.


Correct Answer by bwilmoth about 13 years 9 months ago

I think if you have configured the route, that will make the ISDN interface to dial, even though the backup interface is removed.


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sanilsadasivan Tue, 12/02/2003 - 20:48
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I think u have to give the backup delay command also along with the backup interface command to activatite the primary line. the bri interface wouldnt know when to disconnect .otherwise u have to manually clear the interface and then try



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