illegal character for interace NIC name

Aragon Gouveia aragon at
Sat Jan 8 20:03:13 CET 2011

Derek, I read the mail archive and thought it was quite serendipitous 
the way we both ran into the same problem at almost the same time 
independently.  Here's to a happy ending.  Bird is working great for us. :)

Compliments to the chefs!


On 01/08/11 16:57, bird at wrote:
> Dear all,
> Thanks for help. Will try it out.
> Rgds
> Derek
> On Sat, 8 Jan 2011 11:57:07 +0100, Ondrej Zajicek<santiago at>
> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 05:30:41PM +0800, bird at wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> Currently we are testing BIRD 1.2.5 at our Lab and found that there a
>>> illegal Character for NIC. We have tried install 1.2.4 and 1.2.5 even
>>> reinstall the OS. It still appear that illegal Character.
>> There is a bug in BSD code that is probably triggered by some changes
>> in newer BSD systems. You can use attached patch or the one from
>> Aragon Gouveia.
>> --
>> Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo
>> Ondrej 'SanTiago' Zajicek (email: santiago at
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>> "To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so."

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