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    Configuring ICMP Router Discovery (NSM Procedure)

    To configure a router as a server for Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) router discovery, use the Router Discovery option.

    To configure router discovery in NSM:

    1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
    2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device to select it.
    3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, expand Protocols.
    4. Select Router Discovery.
    5. Add or modify settings as specified in Table 1.
    6. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.

    Table 1: Router Discovery Configuration Details

    TaskYour Action

    Configure router discovery.

    1. Click Router Discovery next to Protocols.
    2. In the Comment box, enter the comment.
    3. Select the Disable check box to disable router discovery.

    Configure IP addresses to include in router advertisement packets.

    1. Click Address next to Router Discovery.
    2. In the Name box, enter the IP address.
    3. In the Comment box, enter the comment.
    4. Select the Advertise check box to advertise the IP address in its router advertisement packets.
    5. Select the Ignore check box to not advertise the IP addresses in router advertisement packets.
    6. Select the Broadcast check box to include some addresses in broadcast packets.
    7. Select the Multicast check box to include some addresses in multicast packets.
    8. Select the Ineligible check box to prevent the address from becoming the default router.
    9. From the Priority list, select the preference of the addresses for becoming the default router.

      Range: 0 through 0x80000000

      Default: 0 (This address has the least chance of becoming the default router.)

    Configure physical interfaces.

    1. Click Interface next to Router Discovery.
    2. In the Name box, enter the name of the interface.
    3. In the Comment box, enter the comment.
    4. In the Name box, enter the name of an interface.
    5. In the Comment box, enter the comment.
    6. From the Max Advertisement Interval list, select the maximum interval between each router advertisement message.

      Range: 4 through 1800 seconds

      Default: 600 seconds

    7. From the Min Advertisement Interval list, select the minimum interval between each router advertisement message.

      Range: 3 seconds through 1800 seconds

      Default: 400 seconds

    8. From the Lifetime list, select the lifetime value.

    Specify tracing options.

    1. Click Traceoptions next to Router Discovery.
    2. In the Comment box, enter the comment for the traceoptions.
    3. Click File next to Traceoptions.
    4. In the Comment box, enter the comment for the filename.
    5. In the Filename box, enter the name of the file to receive the output of the tracing operation.
    6. In the Size box, enter the maximum trace file size.
    7. From the Files list, select the maximum number of trace files.
    8. Select one of the following:
      • no-world-readable—To restrict the file access to owner.
      • world-readable—To enable unrestricted access.
    9. Click Flag next to Traceoptions.
    10. Click Add new entry next to Flag.
    11. From the Name list, select the flag to perform the trace operation.
    12. In the Comment box, enter the comment for the flag.
    13. Select the corresponding modifier for the tracing flag.

    Published: 2013-01-02