For S series switches, whether the BFD echo function supports multi-hop BFD sessions

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For S series switches (except S1700), BFD echo is applicable only to single-hop BFD sessions.
Between two directly connected switches, one switch supports BFD, but the other does not support BFD and supports only forwarding at the network layer. To rapidly detect forwarding failures between the two switches, configure the BFD echo function on the BFD-supported device. The BFD-supported switch sends an Echo Request to the remote device, and the remote device sends the Echo Request back along the same path to detect the connectivity of the forwarding link.

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Is the BFD Echo function applicable to multi-hop BFD sessions
The BFD Echo function is only applicable to single-hop BFD sessions. For two directly connected devices, one device supports BFD, and the other device supports only forwarding at the network layer and does not support BFD. To rapidly detect forwarding failures between the two devices, configure the BFD Echo function on the BFD-supporting device. The BFD-supporting device sends an Echo Request packet to the remote device, and the remote device sends the Echo Request packet back along the same path to detect the connectivity of the forwarding link.

Whether the one-arm BFD echo function supports multi-hop on the AR
The one-arm BFD echo function is only applicable to single-hop BFD sessions. For two directly connected devices, one device supports BFD, and the other device supports only forwarding at the network layer and does not support BFD. To rapidly detect forwarding failures between the two devices, configure the one-arm BFD echo function on the BFD-supporting device. The BFD-supporting device sends an Echo Request packet to the remote device, and the remote device sends the Echo Request packet back along the same path to detect the connectivity of the forwarding link.

How do I distinguish a single-hop BFD session and a multi-hop BFD session
Static BFD sessions: When the session is created for the first time, a single-hop BFD session is bound to a local interface while a multi-hop session is not. Dynamic BFD sessions: Query the routes to determine whether a BFD session is a single-hop session or a multi-hop session. BFD for Internal Border Gateway Protocol (IBGP) sessions are multi-hop sessions.

How to configure the BFD echo function for S series switches
You can configure BFD echo on S series switches (except S1700 switches) to achieve rapid detection of link failures. The networking is shown as follows: SwitchA(10.1.1.5/24)---(10.1.1.6/24)SwitchB Switch A and Switch B are directly connected through a link. SwitchA supports BFD, while SwitchB does not. Perform the following configuration: [SwitchA] bfd //Enable BFD. [SwitchA-bfd] quit [SwitchA] bfd atob bind peer-ip 10.1.1.6 interface vlanif13 source-ip 10.1.1.5 one-arm-echo //Create a BFD echo session. [SwitchA-bfd-session-atob] discriminator local 1 //Configure the BFD echo session identifier. [SwitchA-bfd-session-atob] commit

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