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Re: What's with all the long aspaths?

  • From: Jon Lewis
  • Date: Wed Oct 22 23:17:27 2008

On Wed, 22 Oct 2008, Mike Lewinski wrote:

I'm sure they get the attention of NOCs around the world as messages like this show up on consoles

Oct 22 04:34:05 MDT: %BGP-6-BIGCHUNK: Big chunk pool request (306) for aspath. Replenishing with malloc

You might consider something like bgp maxas-limit 75 to exchange that log message for the less scarey
Oct 22 06:34:09: %BGP-6-ASPATH: Long AS path ...

As an added bonus, you ignore their route while they're playing such games.

 Jon Lewis                   |  I route
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