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Frame relay -> Request timed out

Hi, I’m having Request timed out in one frame relay link, suggestions needed, badly : )

Here’s some information.

Thanks for your help

XPTO#sh interface s0/0

Serial0/0 is up, line protocol is up

Hardware is DSCC4 Serial

Internet address is

MTU 1500 bytes, BW 2048 Kbit, DLY 20000 usec,

reliability 255/255, txload 1/255, rxload 3/255

Encapsulation FRAME-RELAY IETF, loopback not set

Keepalive set (10 sec)

LMI enq sent 72, LMI stat recvd 71, LMI upd recvd 0, DTE LMI up

LMI enq recvd 0, LMI stat sent 0, LMI upd sent 0

LMI DLCI 0 LMI type is ANSI Annex D frame relay DTE

Broadcast queue 0/64, broadcasts sent/dropped 1/0, interface broadcasts 0

Last input 00:00:00, output 00:00:00, output hang never

Last clearing of "show interface" counters 00:12:01

Input queue: 0/75/0/0 (size/max/drops/flushes); Total output drops: 0

Queueing strategy: fifo

Output queue :0/40 (size/max)

5 minute input rate 28000 bits/sec, 9 packets/sec

5 minute output rate 14000 bits/sec, 8 packets/sec

9069 packets input, 3846002 bytes, 0 no buffer

Received 0 broadcasts, 0 runts, 0 giants, 0 throttles

0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 frame, 0 overrun, 0 ignored, 0 abort

8576 packets output, 2178845 bytes, 0 underruns

0 output errors, 0 collisions, 1 interface resets

0 output buffer failures, 0 output buffers swapped out

0 carrier transitions

DCD=up DSR=up DTR=up RTS=up CTS=up

XPTO#sh fr pvc

PVC Statistics for interface Serial0/0 (Frame Relay DTE)

Active Inactive Deleted Static

Local 1 0 0 0

Switched 0 0 0 0

Unused 0 0 0 0


input pkts 11547 output pkts 10215 in bytes 6510999

out bytes 2342815 dropped pkts 0 in FECN pkts 0

in BECN pkts 0 out FECN pkts 0 out BECN pkts 0

in DE pkts 0 out DE pkts 0

out bcast pkts 1 out bcast bytes 30

5 minute input rate 75000 bits/sec, 12 packets/sec

5 minute output rate 8000 bits/sec, 7 packets/sec

pvc create time 00:16:02, last time pvc status changed 00:15:32

XPTO#sh fr lmi

LMI Statistics for interface Serial0/0 (Frame Relay DTE) LMI TYPE = ANSI

Invalid Unnumbered info 0 Invalid Prot Disc 0

Invalid dummy Call Ref 0 Invalid Msg Type 0

Invalid Status Message 0 Invalid Lock Shift 0

Invalid Information ID 0 Invalid Report IE Len 0

Invalid Report Request 0 Invalid Keep IE Len 0

Num Status Enq. Sent 99 Num Status msgs Rcvd 98

Num Update Status Rcv d 0 Num Status Timeouts 1


Re: Frame relay -> Request timed out

I dont think its a matter to be taken so seriously, Its just a counter indicating the number of times, LMI status enquiry timeouts happened.

New Member

Re: Frame relay -> Request timed out

I’m getting response timed out's in ping request and sometimes i completely lose the link, i only provide some information that could be useful to somebody.

Any suggestions?


Re: Frame relay -> Request timed out

How much percentage loss do you experience ?

And does the link flap (PVC go down) quiet often ?

New Member

Re: Frame relay -> Request timed out

i can't telnet to the remote router when this happens :(

my network configuration is IBM router - nortel passport switch - nortel passport switch -cisco router.

New Member

Re: Frame relay -> Request timed out

Was this link stable earlier? or is this a new one? Since the PVC create time is just 16 mins.

if it was stable earlier, then what changes happened recently?

If its new, check the fruni components, trunk unreserved bandwidth(is it crossing CIR and getting discarded) etc..Cisco router configuration looks okay.

Not sure of IBM router.

hope that helps.

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