uRPF Violation Logging Is Not Working on 12.4T

One of the scenarios I’m discussing in the DMVPN webinar is redundant DMVPN network with two ISPs. It’s not a particularly complex setup, unless the ISPs decide to deploy anti-spoofing filters (more precisely: unicast RPF checks) in which case it becomes crucially important which outbound interface you use for your DMVPN tunnel.

Anyhow, I was trying to make the whole thing work in a lab and it was repeatedly failing, so I decided to log uRPF violations. According to the documentation, it’s a piece of cake:

  • Define an ACL that denies and logs packets
  • Use the ACL in ip verify unicast source interface configuration command.

Sounds simple. I’ve used these configuration commands:

interface Serial2/3
 description Link to R2
 ip address
 ip verify unicast source reachable-via rx 199
 encapsulation ppp
 no peer neighbor-route
access-list 199 deny   ip any any log

It worked like a charm in 15.0(1)M, my Internet router generated lots of syslog messages similar to these:

%SEC-6-IPACCESSLOGP: list 199 denied udp ->
%SEC-6-IPACCESSLOGP: list 199 denied udp ->

12.4T? Accepts the ACL parameter and remains mum. Great inter-release consistency 🤷‍♂️

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