[c-nsp] BGP active open failed

Gert Doering gert at greenie.muc.de
Wed Jan 25 17:03:02 EST 2012


On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:23:54AM -0800, msprouffske at yahoo.com wrote:
> I'm seeing a strange issue on one of my cisco 7206 routers.  I am 
> currently running Version 12.2(33)SRE3
> BGP: x.x.x.x Active open failed - update-source NULL is not available, 
> open active delayed 9216ms (35000ms max, 60% jitter)
> The bgp neighbor is directly connected on a gig interface and I even 
> have the update-source command under the peer.  

update-source *what*?

I interpret this error message as "the update-source points to an interface
that doesn't exist on this machine, or is down" (like "update-source loop1"
and you only have "loop0").  So it can't get an IP address, and fails.

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Gert Doering - Munich, Germany                             gert at greenie.muc.de
fax: +49-89-35655025                        gert at net.informatik.tu-muenchen.de
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