[EXTERNAL] Re: Famous operational issues

Ray Bellis ray at bellis.me.uk
Fri Oct 1 13:37:15 UTC 2021

On 16/02/2021 22:51, Compton, Rich A wrote:

> There was the outage in 2014 when we got to 512K routes.  http://www.bgpmon.net/what-caused-todays-internet-hiccup/

There was a similar issue in 1998/9 or so when we got to 64K routes,
which broke the routing table index (which defaulted to a uint16_t) on
any FreeBSD box doing BGP.

Fortunately a quick kernel recompile with the type changed to uint32_t
fixed that.


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