January 20th, 2005


well, so much for that idea

I had this brilliant idea to extend our DMZ routing domain out to the new Cisco 3550 at Carle Hospital, rather than drag all the routing from there via a default to some nonredundant point here on campus and then distribute it from there. So I configured an iBGP peering between one of our DMZ routers and the 3550 and...

%SYS-2-MALLOCFAIL: Memory allocation of 65536 bytes failed from 0x1BE6EC, alignment 0 
Pool: Processor  Free: 49784  Cause: Not enough free memory 
Alternate Pool: None  Free: 0  Cause: No Alternate pool 
-Process= "BGP Router", ipl= 0, pid= 93
%SYS-2-CHUNKEXPANDFAIL: Could not expand chunk pool for messages. No memory available
-Process= "Chunk Manager", ipl= 4, pid= 1
%BGP-5-ADJCHANGE: neighbor Down No memory
%FIB-3-NOMEM: Malloc Failure, disabling CEF

So much for my brilliant idea. The 3550 is a cool little box and surprisingly capable, but a full-blown Internet router it ain't. So back to the drawing board, literally, for me.

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    Reverend Horton Heat - Liquor, Beer, and Wine

my sense of humor is in a very strange way today

I found this absolutely hilarious. I don't know where this absurdist streak in my is emerging from. Stress, maybe.

Sigh, need to make some other postings here. My writing procrastination is really kicking in across all areas of my life.

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    Beastie Boys - We Got the