Operational problem: active bridge between MAE-WEST and PAIX

Dave Rand dlr at bungi.com
Mon Dec 8 10:03:32 UTC 1997

While trying to track down a strange and unusual problem tonight, I
discovered that someone is running a switch or a bridge between mae-west and
the Palo Alto Internet Exchange.

After adding an ip address sec to my
mae-west router, I was able to:


Type escape sequence to abort.
Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echoes to, timeout is 2 seconds:
Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 4/109/524 ms
mae-west#sh ip arp
Protocol  Address          Age (min)  Hardware Addr   Type   Interface
Internet          0   0800.2bb6.b8f7  SNAP   Fddi4/1/0

If you are trying to track down unusual problems between mae-west
and PAIX, you might want to check this out.

Of course, IMHO, the bridge should be taken down or severly filtered.
On the other hand - it does mean that everyone only at mae-west
should immediately apply for PAIX IP addresses :-)

Dave Rand
dlr at bungi.com

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