Can anyone highlight for me the procedure when an IPX end station starts
up when a preferred server is configured?
Does it still issue a get nearest server request?
> Can anyone highlight for me the procedure when an IPX end station starts
> up when a preferred server is configured?
> Does it still issue a get nearest server request?
1a. If no respone then GGS (Get General Server)
2. Attach to FIRST server that responds--irrespective of PS setting
3. Query that servers bindary and look up IPX network # for PS
4. RIP for IPX network of PS
5. Connect to PS
Newer shells (e.g. VLMs) may not following this exact procedure. I think
that some shells may be smart enough to connect directly to the PS if
it is one of the servers to respond to the GNS---but I have never seen
this on an analyzer yet.
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I have recently installed two ANHs to an exisiting (RIP2) network. The
config was quite simple, two interfaces to setup - one serial (connected to
a X.21 leased line) and one network interface configured for IP. Any way I
cheated and copied the config from another (off line but working) router,
re-did the network interface because I needed to change the IP address.
Saved the config, turned on the router - it worked, no problems. I did a
second using the same method, just used the next available IP - it worked -
or so I thought. The other ends of the lease lines both went to the same ASN
(in a stack of 4). Later on I noticed both routers were up and down like
mad, lots of lags and drop outs although I could access both most of the
For a while I thought our leased lines were the problem, but they proved
okay. Then I noticed while I downed one of the routers the other began to
behave fine. As soon as both routers were online I had problems again. I did
a ping test and on one occasion the ping told me that 22.214.171.124 was not
reachable - this was the IP address of the router I had copied the config
from. I did a report on the config files of my new routers and found this
TR End Station ARP Type (wfIpIntfCfgUnnumAsocAddr) =
Now I had not changed the serial interface in any of the configs so I used
Site Manager to look through the settings, I also looked through the network
interface settings as best I could but I could not find any reference to
this IP being in the config. In the end I used the set command directly to
set the IP to that of the network interface.
Another thing I had found was that if I plugged the lease lines into
diffrent ASNs in the stack thay worked fine, it was only if they were on the
same ASN did thay play up.
I cannot find where in Site Manager I can change this TR setting, does
anybody know? - Also the description of this setting is very vague in the
books I have, does anybody know its practical use? It also seems to indicate
the setting is either STE or ARE. My config is set to STE under the IP
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