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SONET/SDH HDLC Payload Scrambling Overview


SONET/SDH HDLC payload scrambling, which is enabled by default, provides better link stability. Both sides of a connection must either use or not use scrambling.


HDLC payload scrambling conflicts with traffic shaping configured using leaky bucket properties. If you configure leaky bucket properties, you must disable payload scrambling, because the Junos OS rejects configurations that have both features enabled. For more information, see Configuring Receive and Transmit Leaky Bucket Properties to Reduce Network Congestion.

On a channelized OC12 interface, the sonet-options payload-scrambler statement is ignored. To configure scrambling on the DS3 channels on the interface, include the t3-options payload-scrambler statement in the configuration for each DS3 channel.