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Problem starting ospf...

Problem starting ospf...

Problem starting ospf...

(OP)
I have 3 routers connected to a fourth acting as a frame relay switch for a hub and spoke lab with ospf.  Frame relay connects fine; but, for some odd reason, my hub router says ospf is "unknown" in spite of listing it in ios help?  Wassup with that??

CODE

2509_T-SERVE_R1>enable
2509_T-SERVE_R1#conf t
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
2509_T-SERVE_R1(config)#router ?
  bgp       Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  egp       Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP)
  eigrp     Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)
  igrp      Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (IGRP)
  isis      ISO IS-IS
  iso-igrp  IGRP for OSI networks
  mobile    Mobile routes
  odr       On Demand stub Routes
  ospf      Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  rip       Routing Information Protocol (RIP)

2509_T-SERVE_R1(config)#router ospf 1
Unknown routing protocol
2509_T-SERVE_R1(config)#^Z
2509_T-SERVE_R1#
00:25:46: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by console
2509_T-SERVE_R1#show ip proto

2509_T-SERVE_R1#show version
Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) 2500 Software (C2500-C-L), Version 12.2(32), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-2005 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Fri 02-Dec-05 16:16 by
Image text-base: 0x030417AC, data-base: 0x00001000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 5.2(8a), RELEASE SOFTWARE
BOOTLDR: 3000 Bootstrap Software (IGS-RXBOOT), Version 10.2(8a), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

2509_T-SERVE_R1 uptime is 29 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is "flash:c2500-c-l.122-32.bin"

cisco 2509 (68030) processor (revision L) with 6144K/2048K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID 05364283, with hardware revision 00000000
Bridging software.
SuperLAT software (copyright 1990 by Meridian Technology Corp).
X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
TN3270 Emulation software.
1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
2 Serial network interface(s)
8 terminal line(s)
32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read ONLY)

Configuration register is 0x2102

2509_T-SERVE_R1#

RE: Problem starting ospf...

(OP)
Follow up...

Presuming the 2509 doesn't support ospf with the ios version I have for it...

Can I...

Use a single 4-port 2610XM as both frame switch AND a hub or spoke router by connecting it to itself?  I would presume that I should be able to...

Thoughts?

TIA,

-A

RE: Problem starting ospf...

First, your 2509 doesn't support OSPF. Cisco uses boilerplates in their IOSes so often you will see a command available when the underlying code doesn't implement the command.

Second, Yes you can use your 2610 as a frame switch and a router. That is commonly done for lab environments.

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