Anyone else seeing "(invalid or corrupt AS path) 3 bytes E01100" ?

Ballard, Eric Eric.Ballard at
Mon Aug 17 22:21:08 UTC 2009

With the help from our transit providers and Cisco TAC the issues looks to be that AS9354 is sending AS0 and causing the corruption when processed in our Cisco CRS routers. 

AS9354 shows to be Community Network Center Inc. (CNCI) or TDNC and directly connected to KDDI AS2516.  

If anyone from AS9354 is on this list please contact me or stop this advertisement or someone from KDDI please assist.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Provo [mailto:nanog-post at] 
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 4:49 PM
To: randal k
Cc: nanog at
Subject: Re: Anyone else seeing "(invalid or corrupt AS path) 3 bytes E01100" ?

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 03:37:07PM -0600, randal k wrote:
> Yep, we started seeing this right around 12:20pm MST. We saw it from a
> customer's rapidly-flapping BGP peer. We told them to configure bgp
> maxas-limit, but apparently CRS1s don't have that command.
> Anybody have a handy route-map that will deny anything with a as-path
> longer than say 15-20? ;-)
Been a while since I had to throw this on cisco, but I since it lacks
sane repeat constraint, you have to either choose to iterate over your
acceptable space or deny on the longer-than-acceptable. For the latter,
clobbers 15 ASNs and longer.

             RSUC / GweepNet / Spunk / FnB / Usenix / SAGE

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