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RE: Router crash unplugs 1m Swedish Internet users
From: Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike () swm pp se>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 23:18:17 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 23 Jun 2003, Jim Deleskie wrote:

One router and it takes there entire network off-line... Maybe someone needs
a Intro to Networks 101 class.

Well, if the memory errors corrupts the forwarding table placed on the 
line cards or something similar, and still keeps its adjacancies up, then 
you can get these problems. I've seen it happen on route-cache boxes where 
certain entries in the ip-forwarding table was corrupted and thus 
incorrectly routed.

It could be that they ran out of memory on linecards as well, perhaps 
injected too many routes etc, and lost dCEF (dunno if the problems was on 
gsr or juniper), been there, done that.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike () swm pp se

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