OSPF neighbor statements disapearing
I am trying to work on one of the labs and the issue i keep running into is that OSPF neighbor statements are GONE ... this is VERY frustrating ... and even more frustrating to think that if i finish the lab and proctor reloads the rack and statements will be missing .... that wont be good :-( ....Has anyone had this happen to them before?
I finished basic connectivity and IGP cofniguration last night for lab 7 (version 5). I was able to verify that everything was working (all local links and protocols) and thought i was gonna hit redistribution today ... i power up my rack and ... umm ... no neighbors for OSPF between R1 (DR) to R3 and R2. OK .. they got lost .. i am trying to ut them back on ... and NOTHING they do not show up in the config .. is this normal? or am i loosing my head?
Topology R3 -> R1 <-R2 .... all links set to non-broadcast so i have to have neighbor statements configured ... another issue is on R1, i am trying to configure neighbor command and getting following error :
OSPF: Neighbor command is allowed only on NBMA and point-to-multipoint networks
Rack1R1#sh ip ospf int s0/0
Serial0/0 is up, line protocol is up
Internet Address 188.8.131.52/24, Area 2
Process ID 1, Router ID 184.108.40.206, Network Type NON_BROADCAST, Cost: 64
Interface is NBMA ...??? tried reloading the routers and still the same ... Now, i tried putting neibor command on R2 and it DOES NOT show up in the config BUT it works ... in debug i see router unicasting hello's to R1 peer IP and i see neighor come up .... at this point i am hitting WTF moment ...
any help is greatly appriciated ... (i am VERY close to opening my window and dead lifting my rack and throwing out the window ... yes it cost me thousands and thousands of dollars and countless hours of frustration ... but grrrrr)