Non-existent route-map behavior

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Dec 2nd, 2008
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For a mistake I've forgot a non-existent inbound route-map applied to a BGP neighbor and this router has not been receiving any advertisements from this neighbor.

So I need to make sure this issue is caused by the non-existent route-map or it could be related to some trouble on the BGP neighbor itself.

Can you please help in order to clarify what is the behavior of the route-map on this situation?

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Harold Ritter Tue, 12/02/2008 - 08:04
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The advertise-map does not prevent the router from receiving updates from the neighbor. Do you have any other filter apply to this neighbor? Is the neighbor sending updates? You can do a "show ip bgp nei x.x.x.x" to see if any prefixes from peers are denied by policy:

Outbound Inbound

Local Policy Denied Prefixes: -------- -------

route-map: 0 1

Bestpath from this peer: 1 n/a

Total: 1 1

Number of NLRIs in the update sent: max 0, min 0


fernandofl Tue, 12/02/2008 - 08:14
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The currently config on the CE router is:


router bgp 1

no synchronization

bgp log-neighbor-changes


network mask

network mask

neighbor remote-as 65000

neighbor send-community

neighbor default-originate

neighbor soft-reconfiguration inbound

neighbor route-map deny_default in


This router has been advertising routes to the PE successfully, but unfortunately it is not receiving any one from the PE.

Harold Ritter Tue, 12/02/2008 - 10:24
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Sorry about the confusion. I clearly misunderstood your original question. I though you were referring to an advertise-map/non-exist-map.

In your case, the fact that the route-map is non-existent will cause all updates to be denied. That explains why the CE is not accepting any routes from the PE.



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