This document explains an issue with OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, and IGRP over
Frame-relay, when upgrading from Cisco IOS® 10.3 to
11.2 or later for Year 2000 compliance.
After an upgrade to Cisco IOS 11.2 or later in order to be Year 2000
compliant, intermittent loss of routes learned via these routing protocols is
observed, when operating over a Frame Relay connection.
Readers of this document should be knowledgeable of the
The information in this document is based on the software and hardware
The information in this document was created from the devices in a
specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with
a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you
understand the potential impact of any command.
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This problem occurs because broadcasts are handled by a separate queue
in Frame Relay called the Frame Relay broadcast queue. The
command is used in the interface mode to
create a special queue to hold broadcast traffic.
OSPF and EIGRP hellos can drop in the broadcast queue, which causes the
Note: A similar problem can occur with RIP and IGRP networks as well—the
routes may be constantly put into holdown mode if the updates are not received
for a certain period of time.
The show interface serial command output
displays a significant amount of drops on the Frame Relay broadcast queue.
Sample output is shown below:
Serial0 is up, line protocol is up
Hardware is MK5025
Description: Charlotte Frame Relay Port DLCI 100
MTU 1500 bytes, BW 1024 Kbit, DLY 20000 usec,
reliability 255/255, txload 44/255, rxload 44/255
Encapsulation FRAME-RELAY, loopback not set, keepalive set (10 sec)
LMI enq sent 7940, LMI stat recvd 7937, LMI upd recvd 0, DTE LMI up
LMI enq recvd 0, LMI stat sent 0, LMI upd sent 0
LMI DLCI 1023 LMI type is CISCO frame relay DTE
Broadcast queue 64/64, broadcasts sent/dropped 1769202/1849660, interface broadcasts 3579215
!--- Output suppressed
To avoid this problem, tune the broadcast queue accordingly. Refer to
the Frame Relay Broadcast
Queue section of Configuring and
Troubleshooting Frame Relay.
Refer to the release notes for bug
(registered customers only)
for more information.