filtering debug to syslog

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Oct 3rd, 2010
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cisco 2651xm router

IOS: c2600-adventerprisek9-mz.124-15.T9.bin

I run a sip trunk on my router and I've been monitoring my sip calls to syslog using 'debug ccsip calls' for a day, the log was going fine and suddenly the log is filling up with hundreds of entries as follows:

Oct  2 18:11:09 19496: .Oct  2 17:11:11.952: %LINK-4-TOOBIG: Interface ATM0/0, Output packet size of 1506 bytes too big,  -Traceback= 0x814F13E4..(lots of numbers).

I see it's to do with the ATM0/0 port which corresponds to the adsl card I use in the router and I recognise  as Vlan1. There's no regular time pattern between entries.

What does this entry actually mean?

Is there a way to configure the debug so it doesn't send these particular messages to the log?

Thanks for any pointers.

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Calin Chiorean Mon, 10/04/2010 - 05:21
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Hello, according to


Interface [chars], Output packet size of [dec] bytes too big

An internal software error occurred.

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It seems that there is an internal software (IOS) error. From my personal experience it may be that a router reload can fix this error.


tonyspcrepairs Mon, 10/04/2010 - 05:59
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thanks for your response. Do you mean a reload of the IOS or the running-config?

Calin Chiorean Mon, 10/04/2010 - 06:06
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I mean reload of your device. Be aware that if this device is productive, local or remote site, if you reload it, you can lose connection to certain services during reload.



lusandi Mon, 10/04/2010 - 16:37
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Hello Tony,

Hope you are doing great,

I would like to let you know that traceback it is going to mean that something failed and the router crashed, I would also like to let you know that the problem that you are having it is going to be related with the MTU of the interface.

Can you post your configuration with out the addressing? or private information?

Can you also try this?

interface DialerX
mtu 1492

Int fa 0/0
ip tcp adjust-mss 1452

I hope this will be helpful.


tonyspcrepairs Tue, 10/05/2010 - 02:26
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hi thanks for your response. Your reference to the mtu makes sense, you'll see from my run.config (attached) I'm using mtu 1430 on the atm0/0. I used this figure because it seemed to give the fastest downloads. I don't use intf0/0 ot intf01, I use ports 1/0 to 1/15 on the router's switch module which is vlan1. I'll hold off making any alterations until you've seen the whole config. Thanks and await yours.



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