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SNA DLSw and loopback address on router

Hi,

for simplify the routing on my network, i need to know if using loopback address is mandatory for DLSw ? In my configuration the router are on stick (only one interface, ethernet) and the loopback address complexify my routing.

Thanks for your help,

Luc Mignerey

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Re: SNA DLSw and loopback address on router

looppbacks have a wonderful feature, unless the router dies, they will stay up.

adding one more host shouldn't complicate your network too much. But there is nothing to stop you from using an interface address as the peer address

(local or remote) for DLSw

Re: SNA DLSw and loopback address on router

If you have redundant path (physical) between the dlsw peers, its a better option to use loopbacks as the peering address. Otherwise I dont see another good reason, to use the loopback address for dlsw peering, other than to provide a stable connection, in case of phyiscal link failures.

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Re: SNA DLSw and loopback address on router

Sirs,

Thank you really match for your help and explaination.

Luc Mignerey

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