[j-nsp] disappearing backup-router under 7.4?

Michael Loftis mloftis at wgops.com
Wed Mar 8 00:03:05 EST 2006

--On March 7, 2006 6:33:34 PM -0800 Chris Cappuccio <chris at nmedia.net> 

> I have a very simple base config on an M20 with 7.4R1.4
> It just has one group for re0 which contains a management IP address and
> backup-router.  The backup router is on the same LAN as the management
> interface.  The re0 group is activated, the root user has a password, and
> ssh is activated.  That's the entire config.
> When I reboot the RE, the backup-router works.  By the time I walk out of
> my co-lo and try to hit the RE remotely, it has no more default route.
> It  can only be reached from directly-connected devices.  I walk back to
> the co-lo and netstat -r shows a default route that is not associated
> with a next hop or gateway.  I reboot the RE again and the default route
> works once more, for a short while.
> Am I losing my mind????  Or just missing something really simple?

I think the backup only stays in for as long as it takes to get rpd/etc 

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