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Configuring BPDU Protection on Individual Interfaces

On MX Series routers, you can configure BPDU protection to ignore BPDU received on interfaces where none should be expected. If a BPDU is received on a blocked interface, the interface is disabled and stops forwarding frames. By default, all BPDUs are accepted and processed on all interfaces.

To configure BPDU protection for individual spanning-tree instance interfaces:

  1. Enable BPDU protection on a specific spanning-tree instance interface:

    [edit]
    user@host# edit protocols layer2-control bpdu-block
    user@host# set interface interface (aex | (ge-fpc/pic/port | xe-fpc/pic/port)

    If a BPDU is received on the interface, the system will disable the interface and stop forwarding frames out the interface until the bridging process is restarted.

  2. (Optional) Configure the amount of time the system waits before automatically unblocking this interface after it has received a BPDU.

    [edit protocols layer2-contorl bpdu-block interface interface-name]
    user@host# set disable-timeout seconds

    The range of the seconds option value is from 10 through 3600 seconds (one hour). A seconds option value of 0 is allowed, but this results in the default behavior (the interface is blocked until the interface is cleared).

  3. Verify the configuration of BPDU blocking for individual interfaces:

    [edit]interfaces {ge-fpc/pic/port { # VLAN encapsulation on Gigabit Ethernet.encapsulation (ethernet-bridge | extended-vlan-bridge | extended-vlan-vpls | vlan-vpls);}xe-fpc/pic/port { # VLAN encapsulation on 10-Gigabit Ethernet.encapsulation (ethernet-bridge | extended-vlan-bridge | extended-vlan-vpls | vlan-vpls);}ae-X { # VLAN encapsulation encapsulation (ethernet-vpls vlan-vpls); # on Aggregated Ethernet....}ae-X { # Extended VLAN encapsulationvlan-tagging; # on Aggregated Ethernet.encapsulation extended-vlan-vpls;unit logical-unit-number {vlan-id number;......}......}}protocols layer2-control {interface interface-name;disable-timeout seconds;}}

Published: 2010-05-11

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