You wish to know whether you can check the status of the M3UA Link without using the m3ua_link command. For example, you may wish to know the port on which the interface is listening.
Our Professional Services team recommends that you continue to use the
m3ua_link command, because it shows the SCTP and the M3UA Link status of each connection.
While you can perform a more basic check by using the "netstat -na" command along with grep to filter what you need to see:
# netstat -na |egrep "2905|2906|2910", however, this will only tell if the SCTP layer is connected or not. Without knowing about the M3UA status, you cannot tell if the link is completely up or not.
Hence, to get a complete view of the link status, it is recommended to use the