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Cat3350 - Bridging IPX over Routed Ports

We have two 3550's connected over a routed port

(let's use fa0/15 for example) running regular

IPV4 packets.

I have one port on each switch that needs to talk

IPX/SPX with each other. (let's use FA0/20 for example)

I did some research and it looks like GRE tunnel

between them would tunnel the IPX over the routed

port to the other IPX port... I tried to implement

one of the sample configs... to no avail...

These two IPX ports are actually on the same network

so then I began to look at bridging them together...

I don't have any experience w/ BVI interfaces, so

I am kinda stuck! Would BVI do the trick? Would

I need to make the IPX port a bridge port or

would I need to make the IPV4 routed ports bridges

too?

This is on a production network so I can't afford to

be goofing around too much :(

Any suggestions on this?

Switch 1 FA0/15 (IPV4) <-> Switch 2 FA0/15 (IPV4)

Switch 1 FA0/20 (IPX) <-> Switch 2 FA0/20 (IPX)

thanks in adavance!

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Re: Cat3350 - Bridging IPX over Routed Ports

Have you looked into IRB (integrated Routing and Bridging?) Here is a link to help you get started....

http://cisco.com/en/US/customer/tech/tk389/tk689/technologies_tech_note09186a0080094663.shtml

-Bo

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