I had been using the serial port address in my DNS server for the routers in my frame-relay network. The problem was that I had to have a frame-relay map statement to go from one router to another for every possible connection. I decided that since all frame-relay ports are the same network in my partially-meshed network, the router could not router amongst themselves without the map statement. To get around this, I created a unix script to read all my cisco configs and build a new DNS host file that uses
the Ethernet interfaces. To my surprise, this didnt work either. I am assuming that it doesn't work because the source address from the router from which I am telnet'ing or ping'ing from is still using the IP address of the serial port and therefore, still needs the frame-relay map statement.
Questions: Is this the problems? If so, how can I force the router to use it's Ethernet interface IP address as it's source address? Is there another solution?
David Hurst from Reliance Electric, Cleveland OH. I can also get e-mail at