BGP- bad message length error..

Ondrej Zajicek santiago at
Thu Jul 7 12:19:16 CEST 2016

On Thu, Jul 07, 2016 at 03:07:43AM +0000, Harish Venkatraman wrote:
> I am using bird 1.6.0 and tried to establish ibgp session iam getting the following error.  The local as is 60.  when do we get this error?  Any help is much appreciated.
> Jul 06 23:53:46 linux-01 systemd[1]: Started BIRD Internet Routing Daemon (IPv4).
> Jul 06 23:53:46 linux-01 bird[3625]: Started
> Jul 06 23:53:46 linux-01 bird[3625]: 2016-07-06 23:53:46 <INFO> Started
> Jul 06 23:54:08 linux-01 bird[3625]: bgp_60: Error: Bad message length: 0037
> Jul 06 23:54:08 linux-01 bird[3625]: 2016-07-06 23:54:08 <RMT> bgp_60: Error: Bad mess...037


The BIRD does not like the length of the packet sent by the other side.
The length (55, 37 hexadecimal) could trigger such error just for OPEN
message. So i would guess it is received invalid OPEN message.

Elen sila lumenn' omentielvo

Ondrej 'Santiago' Zajicek (email: santiago at
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