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Field Notice: Cisco 7200 IOS ED Release 11.1(14)CA Software Defects


Revised October 2, 1997


Cisco 7200 IOS ED Release 11.1(14)CA Software Defects

The purpose of this notice is to describe Cisco 7200 IOS ED Release 11.1(14)CA software defects that will be replaced by 11.1(14)CA1.

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Products Affected

Table 1: Products affected by listed software defects.

Product Series

Issue

Defect

Cisco7200

Only if running SRB or RSRB

CSCdj42984

Running optimum switching with input access list

CSCdj44697

Problem Description

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  • CSCdj42984 (registered customers only) - Directed SRB Frames have four extra bytes appended

    When source-route bridging between two or more directly attached Token Ring interfaces in a router, Cisco IOS re-calculates and appends a new FCS (CRC) to the end of the old FCS. This results in four extra bytes of "data" being added to the frame's information field.

    CSCdj42984 inhibits certain types of SRB traffic that are sensitive to extra data bytes appended to a frame's information field (for example, IBM SNA sessions fail).

  • CSCdj44697 (registered customers only) - Input ACL fast drop on 7200 can cause packet corruption

    If operating a Cisco 7200, configured with optimum switching with input access-list, packets which saw a optimum cache miss and an input access list failure could cause another packet to be corrupted.

Workaround/Solution

Workaround

CSCdj42984:

A possible work around is to disable SRB fast switching with the command no source-bridge route-cache.

Note:?Depending on the amount of network traffic, turning off fast switching may not be a wise workaround.

Another workaround is to downgrade to Cisco IOS ED 11.1(13a)CA1.

CSCdj44697:

No workaround.

Solution

CSCdj42984:

Cisco is working on implementing the fix for CSCdj42984 in Cisco 7200 IOS ED 11.1(14)CA1. The fix will also be placed in Cisco IOS ED 11.2(9)P. Cisco IOS 11.1 and 11.2 mainline are not affected.

CSCdj44697:

Cisco is working on implementing the fix for CSCdj44697 in Cisco 7200 IOS ED 11. 1(14)CA1. Cisco IOS 11.1, 11.2 and 11.2P are not affected.

Table 2: Cisco IOS solution for listed defects

Major Release

Maintenance Release

Images

Defect

11.1CA

11.1(14)CA1

All c7200 images

CSCdj42984, CSCdj44697

11.2M

NA

NA

CSCdj42984, CSCdj44697

11.2P

11.2(9)P

All c7200 images

CSCdj42984

NA

NA

CSCdj44697

Cisco IOS Versions Affected

Table 3: Cisco IOS affected by listed software defects.

Major Release

Maintenance Release

Images

Defect

11.1CA

11.1(13.3)CA through 11.1(14.1)CA

All c7200 images

CSCdj42984

11.1(13.5)CA through 11.1(14.2)CA

All c7200 images

CSCdj44697

11.2

NA

NA

CSCdj42984 & CSCdj44697

11.2P

11.2(8.1)P through 11.2(8.5)P

All c7200 images

CSCdj42984

NA

NA

CSCdj44697

Cisco IOS ED 11.1(14CA1)

Cisco IOS ED 11.1(14)CA1 is pulled from 11.1(14)CA with the following bugs that have been fixed and implemented. Cisco IOS ED 11.1(14)CA1 will replace only the Cisco7200 Series images of 11.1(14)CA.

Note:?If you are a and you have logged in, you can view bug details.

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