What's with all the long aspaths?

Jon Lewis jlewis at lewis.org
Thu Oct 23 03:17:19 UTC 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 

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