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Table Of Contents

Active Probe Source Address

Contents

Prerequisites for Active Probe Source Address

Information About Active Probe Source Address

How to the Configure the Source Address of an Active Probe

Defaults

Configuration Examples for Active Probe Source Address

Additional References

Related Documents

Standards

MIBs

RFCs

Technical Assistance

Command Reference

active-probe address source


Active Probe Source Address


The Active Probe Source Address feature introduces the capability to specify the source address for active probes transmitted from an Optimized Edge Routing (OER) border router.

History for the Active Probe Source Address Feature

Release
Modification

12.4(2)T

This feature was introduced.


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Contents

Prerequisites for Active Probe Source Address

Information About Active Probe Source Address

How to the Configure the Source Address of an Active Probe

Configuration Examples for Active Probe Source Address

Additional References

Command Reference

Prerequisites for Active Probe Source Address

A master controller and border router processes are enabled in your network.

The interface that is to be configured as the address source for the active probe must be operational and have a unique IP address.

Information About Active Probe Source Address

By default, active probes use the source IP address of the OER external interface that transmits the probe. The Active Probe Source Address feature is configured on the border router. This feature allows you to specify the source address of the active probe by configuring the active-probe address source OER border router configuration command. When this command is configured, the primary IP address of the specified interface is used as the active probe source.

The active probe source interface IP address must be unique to ensure that the probe reply is routed back to the specified source interface. If the interface is not configured with an IP address, the active probe will not be generated. If the IP address is changed after the interface has been configured as an active probe source, active probing is stopped, and then restarted with the new IP address. If the IP address is removed after the interface has been configured as an active probe source, active probing is stopped and not restarted until a valid primary IP address is configured.

How to the Configure the Source Address of an Active Probe

The section describes how to specify the source interface for active probing. The active probe source interface is configured on the border router with the active-probe address source command in OER border router configuration mode. The active probe source interface IP address must be unique to ensure that the probe reply is routed back to the specified source interface.

Defaults

The source IP address is used from the default OER external interface that transmits the active probe when this command is not enabled or if the no form is entered.

If the interface is not configured with an IP address, the active probe will not be generated.

If the IP address is changed after the interface has been configured as an active probe source, active probing is stopped, and then restarted with the new IP address.

If the IP address is removed after the interface has been configured as an active probe source, active probing is stopped and not restarted until a valid primary IP address is configured.

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. oer border

4. active-probe address source interface type number

5. end

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

enable

Example:

Router> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password if prompted.

Step 2 

configure terminal

Example:

Router# configure terminal

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 3 

oer border

Example:

Router(config)# oer border

Enters OER border router configuration mode to configure a router as a border router.

Step 4 

active-probe address source interface type number

Example:

Router(config-oer-br)# active-probe address source interface FastEthernet 0/0

Configures an interface on a border router as the active-probe source.

The example configures interface FastEthernet 0/0 as the source interface.

Step 5 

end

Example:

Router(config-oer-br)# end

Exits OER border router configuration mode, and enters Privileged EXEC mode.

Configuration Examples for Active Probe Source Address

The following example, starting in Global configuration mode, configures FastEthernet 0/0 as the active-probe source interface.

Router(config)# oer border 
Router(config-oer-br)# active-probe address source interface FastEthernet 0/0 

Router(config-oer-br)# end

Additional References

The following sections provide references related to the Active Probe Source Address Source feature:

Related Documents

Related Topic
Document Title

Cisco IOS Optimized Edge Routing Configuration

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_3t/12_3t11/feature/guide/gt_oer2.html


Standards

Standard
Title

No new or modified standards are supported by this feature, and support for existing standards has not been modified by this feature.


MIBs

MIB
MIBs Link

No new or modified MIBs are supported by this feature, and support for existing MIBs has not been modified by this feature.

To obtain lists of supported MIBs by platform and Cisco IOS release, and to download MIB modules, go to the Cisco MIB website on Cisco.com at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml


RFCs

RFC
Title

No new or modified RFCs are supported by this feature, and support for existing standards has not been modified by this feature.


Technical Assistance

Description
Link

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http://www.cisco.com/techsupport


Command Reference

This section documents new commands only.

active-probe address source

To configure an interface on a border router as the active-probe source, use the active-probe command in OER border router configuration mode. To configure active probing to use a default exit interface, use the no form of this command.

active-probe source address interface type number

no active-probe source address interface

Syntax Description

type

Specifies the interface type.

number

Specifies the interface number.


Command Default

The source IP address is used from the default OER external interface that transmits the active probe.

Command Modes

OER border router

Command History

Release
Modification

12.4(2)T

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

The active-probe address source command allows you to specify the source interface, from which active probes are transmitted. When this command is configured, the primary IP address of the specified interface is used as the active probe source. The active probe source interface IP address must be unique to ensure that the probe reply is routed back to the specified source interface. If the interface is not configured with an IP address, the active probe will not be generated. If the IP address is changed after the interface has been configured as an active probe source, active probing is stopped, and then restarted with the new IP address. If the IP address is removed after the interface has been configured as an active probe source, active probing is stopped and is not restarted until a valid primary IP address is configured.


Note For eBGP peering sessions, the IP address of the eBGP peer must be reachable from the border router via a connected route in order for active probes to be generated.


Examples

The following example configures the FastEthernet 0/0 interface as the active probe source:

Router(config)# oer border 
Router(config-oer-border)# active-probe address source FastEthernet 0/0 

Related Commands

Command
Description

active-probe

Configures an active probe for a target prefix.

oer

Enables an OER process and configures a router as an OER border router or as an OER master controller.