My routing size is too big!

David J Craigon david at
Thu Oct 15 15:01:38 CEST 2009


I'm trying to use bird to get the complete internet routing table onto
a linux box. I've got a BGP session with a transit provider. It works
for a bit then bombs out with:

ebgp: Received: Maximum number of prefixes reached: 00010100000002

Interestingly, if I redirect these routes into an alternative routing
table (e.g.

table test;

protocol bgp ebgp {
table test;

), it works OK.

1) Where do I need to increase the limit? In bird? In the Kernel?
2) Can I route them into a separate routeing table, aggregate them,
then inject them into the kernel?

Any help appreciated,


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