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Configuring Inline Service Interface for PPPoE and LNS Subscribers

The inline service (si) interface is a virtual physical interface that resides on lookup engines. The si interface, referred to as an anchor interface, makes it possible to support multilink PPP (MLPPP) bundles without a special services PIC. The si interface is supported on MLPPP on the MX Series. Four inline service interfaces are configurable per MPC-occupied chassis slot.

For existing Layer 2 and Layer 3 services, the si interface unit 0 is currently used to store the unilist next-hop information. However, you must reserve and configure si interface unit 0 and set family inet for both PPPoE and LNS subscribers because the si interface implements the bundle functionality. Setting family inet6 is ignored by the system.

The following example shows how to configure inline services for PIC 0 on MPC slot 1, and PIC 1 on MPC on slot 5, and set unit 0 family inet for both.

To configure inline service interfaces:

  1. Access the service interface.

    [edit interfaces]user@host# edit si-slot/pic/port

  2. (Optional; for per-session shaping only) Enable the inline service interface for hierarchical schedulers and limit the number of scheduler levels to two.

    [edit interfaces si-slot/pic/port]user@host# set hierarchical-scheduler maximum-hierarchy-levels 2

  3. (Optional; for per-session shaping only) Configure services encapsulation for inline service interface.

    [edit interfaces si-slot/pic/port]user@host# set encapsulation generic-services

  4. Reserve and configure the IPv4 family (inet) on the reserved unit 0 logical interface for PPPoE and LNS subscribers and bundle functionality.

    [edit interfaces si-slot/pic/port]user@host# set unit 0 family inet

The following shows sample output: