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OSPF adjacency over Frame Relay PVC

I have two routers connected over a frame relay PVC using sub-interfaces. Router A has a HSSI interface with a larger MTU size. Router B has a serial interface with a normal 1500 MTU size. These two routers will not form an OSPF adjacency. I know I would normally use the ip ospf mtu-ignore command on the router with the smaller mtu size but the command is not available due to it being an older IOS. Is there another workaround? Each router has other PVCs to other routers with which they have OSPF adjacenys already as well. I would like to not upgrade the IOS for now unless I have to.

Any ideas would be appreciated.


Re: OSPF adjacency over Frame Relay PVC


MTU values are part of the OSPF database description packets. Thus the only way in your case to get an OSPF adjacency seems to be: set the MTU size to the same value on both ends of the FR PVC.

Hope this helps! Please rate all posts.

Regards, Martin

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Re: OSPF adjacency over Frame Relay PVC

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I went ahead and brought down the mtu size on the subinterface of the HSSI interface and I was able to get an adjacency. Thanks.


Re: OSPF adjacency over Frame Relay PVC


i don't think so , without same MTU size , you can create adjancey in OSPF.

MTU size must be same in both direction , except ip ospf mtu-ignore.