Disabling a port on an EdgeRouter should bring the ethernet carrier down.

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Status: New Idea

Currently on all EdgeRouters, disabling a port, leaves the ethernet carrier up and the lights continue to blink.

In the case of EdgeRouters with switch chips, data continues to pass through the switch on disabled ports assigned to a switch.  On routed ports (not on a switch), the routing is stopped, but ethernet hardware kept up on both ethernet and SFP ports. 

 

 

The desired behavior is to drop the hardware ethernet carrier state when a port is disabled.  This allows quick ospf triggering of port down state and is common sense behavior when someone plugs a cable into a disabled port.

 

 

 

For those with alpha forum access, see also here:

 

 

https://community.ubnt.com/t5/EdgeMAX-Alpha-NDA/Should-disabling-an-interface-drop-the-ethernet-connection/m-p/2130148#M5922