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scruickshanks
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Cannot ping a local Frame-Relay interface

I have an 1841 router configured for frame-relay.  The frame-relay is up but I am unable to ping the interface.  can anyone help

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Your local router is putting the frame on the wire or alteast its trying to,

Do you have access to the far end ?

Again FYI..

When the local router sends a echo-request, the router on the other end has to put back the frame back on to its local dlci and sent back the echo-request to the local router.

Then again the local router seeing the echo request would reply with a echo-reply which goes again to the far end.

And when this echo-reply comes back to the local router one ping is completed...and yeah it works like that..-:)

R1#pi 10.1.1.1 rep 1

Type escape sequence to abort.

Sending 1, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 10.1.1.1, timeout is 2 seconds:

!

Success rate is 100 percent (1/1), round-trip min/avg/max = 44/44/44 ms

R1#

*Mar  1 02:51:14.947: Serial1/0.1(o): dlci 102(0x1861), pkt type 0x800(IP), datagramsize 104

*Mar  1 02:51:14.959: Serial1/0(i): dlci 102(0x1861), NLPID 0x3CC(IP), datagramsize 104 <<<<<<<<<<<<<

*Mar  1 02:51:14.967: Serial1/0.1(o): dlci 102(0x1861), pkt type 0x800(IP), datagramsize 104

*Mar  1 02:51:14.983: Serial1/0(i): dlci 102(0x1861), NLPID 0x3CC(IP), datagramsize 104

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Tharak Abraham
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Frame relay is a multiaccess network but it doesnt support broadcast.

So for frame relay multipoint to work we need to explicitly add the layer 2 address of all the L3 destinations which needs to be reached with the exception of the point-to-point type.

So you need to map your IP address to the local dlci and it will do the trick

say:- fram map ip

and if i remember there should be atleast one broadcast keyword at the end of the dlci

The connection is Pont to Point any other thoughts

Please be very clear in the question.

Put some relevant snippets and your observation..

I have turned on debug ip icmp and get no output when i ping the interface all other interfaces are ok.  I have tried an extended ping but the result is the same.

The frame link would seem to be up ok

Main Interface

Serial0/0/0 is up, line protocol is up
  Hardware is GT96K Serial
  MTU 1500 bytes, BW 192 Kbit/sec, DLY 20000 usec,
     reliability 255/255, txload 1/255, rxload 1/255
  Encapsulation FRAME-RELAY IETF, loopback not set
  Keepalive set (10 sec)
  CRC checking enabled
  LMI enq sent  1052, LMI stat recvd 1052, LMI upd recvd 0, DTE LMI up
  LMI enq recvd 0, LMI stat sent  0, LMI upd sent  0
  LMI DLCI 0  LMI type is ANSI Annex D  frame relay DTE  segmentation inactive
  Broadcast queue 0/64, broadcasts sent/dropped 180/0, interface broadcasts 0
  Last input 00:00:09, output 00:00:04, output hang never
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters 02:55:29
  Input queue: 0/75/0/0 (size/max/drops/flushes); Total output drops: 0
  Queueing strategy: fifo
  Output queue: 0/40 (size/max)
  30 second input rate 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
  30 second output rate 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
     1147 packets input, 21849 bytes, 0 no buffer
     Received 0 broadcasts, 0 runts, 0 giants, 0 throttles
     0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 frame, 0 overrun, 0 ignored, 0 abort
     2075 packets output, 126228 bytes, 0 underruns
     0 output errors, 0 collisions, 3 interface resets
     0 unknown protocol drops
     0 output buffer failures, 0 output buffers swapped out
     0 carrier transitions
     DCD=up  DSR=up  DTR=up  RTS=up  CTS=up

Sub Interface

Serial0/0/0.16 is up, line protocol is up
  Hardware is GT96K Serial
  Description: wan-Frame Relay PVC 16
  Internet address is xxxxxxxxx/30
  MTU 1500 bytes, BW 192 Kbit/sec, DLY 20000 usec,
     reliability 255/255, txload 1/255, rxload 1/255
  Encapsulation FRAME-RELAY IETF
  CRC checking enabled
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never

sh frame pvc 16

do a ping and check the output and input packets.

can you do a detailed debug if the router is not in production ?

deb fram packet

ping x.x.x.x rep 1 ?

do you observer i/o ?

Thanks for you help with this

I tried a ping and the input packets do not increase but the output packets do

does that suggest a problem at the far end?

Anytime !

Yes, even though its a point to point interface the packet/frame has to reach the other end router and bounce back.

It is more likely to be the far end issue !

Hi to back up the fact that the issue is at the far end this is the output from the frame debug which is showing the packets traversing the interface.  What do you think?

133287: Oct  8 15:37:12.827 UTC: Serial0/0/0.16(o): dlci 16(0x401), NLPID 0x3CC(IP), datagramsize 104.
133288: Oct  8 15:37:14.827 UTC: Serial0/0/0.16(o): dlci 16(0x401), NLPID 0x3CC(IP), datagramsize 104.
133289: Oct  8 15:37:16.827 UTC: Serial0/0/0.16(o): dlci 16(0x401), NLPID 0x3CC(IP), datagramsize 104.
133290: Oct  8 15:37:18.827 UTC: Serial0/0/0.16(o): dlci 16(0x401), NLPID 0x3CC(IP), datagramsize 104.
133291: Oct  8 15:37:20.826 UTC: Serial0/0/0.16(o): dlci 16(0x401), NLPID 0x3CC(IP), datagramsize 104.

Your local router is putting the frame on the wire or alteast its trying to,

Do you have access to the far end ?

Again FYI..

When the local router sends a echo-request, the router on the other end has to put back the frame back on to its local dlci and sent back the echo-request to the local router.

Then again the local router seeing the echo request would reply with a echo-reply which goes again to the far end.

And when this echo-reply comes back to the local router one ping is completed...and yeah it works like that..-:)

R1#pi 10.1.1.1 rep 1

Type escape sequence to abort.

Sending 1, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 10.1.1.1, timeout is 2 seconds:

!

Success rate is 100 percent (1/1), round-trip min/avg/max = 44/44/44 ms

R1#

*Mar  1 02:51:14.947: Serial1/0.1(o): dlci 102(0x1861), pkt type 0x800(IP), datagramsize 104

*Mar  1 02:51:14.959: Serial1/0(i): dlci 102(0x1861), NLPID 0x3CC(IP), datagramsize 104 <<<<<<<<<<<<<

*Mar  1 02:51:14.967: Serial1/0.1(o): dlci 102(0x1861), pkt type 0x800(IP), datagramsize 104

*Mar  1 02:51:14.983: Serial1/0(i): dlci 102(0x1861), NLPID 0x3CC(IP), datagramsize 104

Thank you for all you help the the problem has now been resolved.  I had an incorrect ip add on my end of the link.

oops....

So next time lets be sure and start from below the Layer 1.

I call that TCP/IP or OSI Layer 0 (human error) !

Thanks for pts !