[j-nsp] ACX50xx l2circuit counters

Santiago Martinez santiago.martinez.uk at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 13:20:09 EDT 2016

Hi Saku, I agree having a small db with features limitations and scalability will be great and saves us lot of headache.

> On 20 Jun 2016, at 10:12, Saku Ytti <saku at ytti.fi> wrote:
> I'm not pointing at JNPR, other vendors do it too. But these
> cheap/dense boxes have tons of things that don't work, and can't work
> and there isn't any clean nice page which lists all gotchas. I think
> it's marketing, marketing fears that if all non-working stuff is
> listed, people won't buy the kit, even if they actually could live
> without those.
> I wonder how many would skip buying ACX5k if they knew all the
> control-plane protecting challenges, or inability to do IPV4+IPV6
> filter in same interface, list is long. But it's same in competitors.
> If JNPR would list them, people might unfairly assume vendor who does
> not, is superior.
> We really should have community pages documenting devices and their
> limitations. Like dpreview for networking kit :/
>> On 20 June 2016 at 18:43, raf <raph at futomaki.net> wrote:
>>> Le 20/06/2016 à 06:03, Nathan Ward a écrit :
>>> Hi all,
>>> I’m deploying some ACX5048 boxes, doing l2circuits from subinterfaces off
>>> to BNGs and so on.
>>> We’re wanting to get counters for each l2circuit, or each subinterface,
>>> but as soon as a an l2circuit is attached to a subint, we lose all counters.
>>> We can achieve what we want, more or less, by writing a ccc family
>>> firewall filter that matches anything and accepts+counts. It works, but it’s
>>> certainly a bit of a hack.
>>> Does anyone have and tricks to make l2circuit counters work properly, or,
>>> is this a lost cause?
>>> Have asked JTAC about this, and am waiting on a response for ~ 1 week now.
>> Well I guess this will be a lost cause :/
>> I have to use firewall counter as well for counting sub interface or vlan
>> interface, which it less corner case in my opinion. It may be a chipset
>> limitation ?
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>> Raphael Mazelier
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