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Source route bridging

I need to usnderstand what role does SRB and 5500 (with no RSM) when talking to a token ring AS/400.

Does the ring number on the switch need to match the routers ring number when setting up the i.e source-bridge ring-group 100

Any helpfull hints or links to understand it better.


Re: Source route bridging

You use SRB to bridge SNA traffic. IP and IPX traffic from the AS/400 is not handled by SRB.

If you want to bridge/transport SNA traffic from the AS/400 to controllers in remote site via DLSw, you need to enable SRB on the router.

You need to match the ring number on the router and that on the CAT5500 (i.e. TRCRF). However, it is not the number on source-bridge ring-group needs to match. It is the first number on the source-bridge under the token ring interface.

I cannot find an exact example. The closet example is from Configuration Guide of TRISL:

As you are not doing TRISL, it is kind of misleading. However, the idea is similar.

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Re: Source route bridging

That great, makes a lot of sense thanks for you help.

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