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HSRP on SMDS interfaces?

does an SMDS interface support HSRP??

cant seem to find any mention of it anywhere. I know it is essentially just a serial interface with SMDS encapsulation, but i don't know enougth about the inner workings of SMDS to know if it would cause any problems.

what i essential need to achieve, is to have traffic to one particular host, not load balanced over the ressilient links, but still be ressillient. i cant turn on route caching as this is needed for the other traffic. what we have done in the other instance to solve this (over ethernet), is to set up a HSRP address for the routers and put a static route to the host via this address. This way traffic will allways go via the active router.

this is what i want to implement now, but this needs to be done on the SMDS interface this time.

This is not an enviroment in which i can just test it, so i need to findout whether SMDS supports it.

Thanks for your time!

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Re: HSRP on SMDS interfaces?

HSRP cannot be implemented on a SMDS cloud or interface. Your best option is to have an active/active loadbalancing schema so if one fails, then all of the traffic can flow over that other path.

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