Bandwidth Control Question

Chris Adams cmadams at
Fri Dec 19 16:57:53 UTC 2003

Once upon a time, Jared Mauch <jared at> said:
> 	The PA-MC-2T3+ will do both channelized and unchannelized
> DS3 with the same PA.
> 	This makes it easier on some of us who need both and for
> doing sparing of hardware.  It's worthwhile to spend the extra cash
> if you think you're going to need to do both clear channel and
> channelized in the same box.. when it comes time to deal with
> hardware failure, etc.. it'll easily pay for itself.

The quite annoying thing about that is switching a PC-MC-2T3+ interface
from channelized (the default) to unchannelized causes a cbus complex
restart, which interrupts traffic through the router for a period of
time (the time varies based on the number of interfaces in the router).

Of course, since OIR sometimes can cause a router reload anyway, maybe
that's not such a problem. :-)
Chris Adams <cmadams at>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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