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Local DLCI significance

I have three routers that are partially meshed and have been assigned local DLCIs by the frame-relay provider, with one DLCI per PVC. I.e.:

Hub site: DLCI 100 to site 1

Hub site: DLCI 200 to site 2

Site 1: DLCI 101 to Hub site

Site 2: DLCI 201 to Hub site

So now the config looks like this:

Hub site:

int s0.1 multipoint

ip address

frame-relay interface-dlci 101

frame-relay interface-dlci 201

Site 1:

int s0.1 point-to-point

ip address

frame-relay interface-dlci 100

Site 2:

int s0.1 point-to-point

ip address

frame-relay interface-dlci 200

Can I have the Local DLCIs assigned so that they are the same at the remote sites to ease troubleshooting? For instance, I would like to have all remote sites assigned DLCI 100 per the example above so that all remote sites are configured the same. If I end up adding 50 remote sites I don't want each site to be configured differently back to the hub site, I want each router to have the "frame-relay interface-dlci 100" statement. I think troubleshooting would be easier if I knew all sites were configured with DLCI 100 rather than a separate DLCI for each location. Is this possible, and what is the preferred method? Is one way better than the other?


Re: Local DLCI significance

Its the carriers decison which dlci # to use. You can ask them, but don't bank on it. Its really not that big a deal, since that dlci number ends at the first f/r switch.

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Re: Local DLCI significance

Hi Brian,

you can ask to the FR provider to give you all the remote site dlci on the same number, as we request to have always the #16 on remote site.

For IOS/RTR point of view there isn't any difference. Sometime some FR provider aren't so flexible to do that.

good luck

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