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Configuring Point-to-Point routing on a Cisco 6509

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I am trying to  configure IP routing from a Cisco Catalyst 6509 with SUP720 running 12.2(18)SXF11  (advanced IP services IOS image) to a Foundry Big Iron that is configured with a POP Enclave for our network.

My understanding of the 6500 running IOS is that by default all ports are Layer 3 routed interfaces that are in a shutdown state.  I applied an IP address directly to one of the supervisor ports on our cisco and configured a ip route to the gateway address on the foundry.

After a few minutes of thinking, the a show arp showed 4 ip addresses associated with that network.

One IP was for my SUP port, the other 3 were the 2 IP addresses on the foundry cards, and the Gateway IP address on the foundry.  I also was able to perform a show CDP neighbor and see the connections on the Foundry Big Iron.  The problem I had is that I was not able to ping any of the addresses that were on that system.  I called the network engineer for the foundry system and he was unable to see our equipment through cdp neighbor and he was unable to see us via show arp.  However his foundry did show that the links were up.

He believes the problem is on our end.  I believe the problem is likely on their end, seeing as I could see them, but they couldn't see us.   I also was also getting another error on my cisco while running debug packet ip detail it kept spamming my Cisco with an IP address that was associated with the Foundry card, that was not a gateway address.  The error was IP: s(ip address on foundry card) d=, len=48, unroutable.

Obviously it means it was unroutable but I had a route on my end setup to their card.  The network engineer and myself do not know what that IP address was trying to come into our network.  The engineer said that we need an actual cisco router to communicate with the foundry system because it is an Enclave.  I don't believe that is the case.

I also attempted to use RIP for router configuration, but that also did not help.

Can anyone fill me in on what I might be missing?

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