Has anyone seen "Route Distinguisher 0:0"?
I have a setup simulating an Inter-AS L3VPN - Back to Back VRF
The problem is that in one of the VRFs, under command "show ip bgp vpnv4
vrf VRF_TEST" I see usual routes under the RD configured for the said
VRF alongwith with another RD 0:0 - which is not configured. There is
another router (redundant) with the same configuration (HSRP), this
router does not show RD 0:0.
Any idea why this irritant? I haven't observed any impact on forwarding
I've also tried to configure this rd 0:0 Looks intersting to me :)
Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
PE1(config)#ip vrf test
ASN:nn or IP-address:nn VPN Route Distinguisher
PE1(config-vrf)#rd 0:0 ?
PE1(config-vrf)#route-target both 0:0
ip vrf test
route-target export 0:0
route-target import 0:0
Same as well on PE2 routers.
PE2#sh ip bgp vpn vrf test
BGP table version is 13, local router ID is 192.168.190.128
Status codes: s suppressed, d damped, h history, * valid, > best, i - internal,
r RIB-failure, S Stale
Origin codes: i - IGP, e - EGP, ? - incomplete
Network Next Hop Metric LocPrf Weight Path
Route Distinguisher: 0:0 (default for vrf test)
*>i188.8.131.52/32 192.168.190.48 0 100 0 ?
*> 184.108.40.206/32 0.0.0.0 0 32768 ?
PE2#sh mpls for vrf test
Local Outgoing Prefix Bytes tag Outgoing Next Hop
tag tag or VC or Tunnel Id switched interface
21 Aggregate 220.127.116.11/32[V] 0
PE2#sh ip bgp vpn vrf test 18.104.22.168
BGP routing table entry for 0:0:22.214.171.124/32, version 11
Paths: (1 available, best #1, table test)
Not advertised to any peer
192.168.190.48 (metric 3) from 192.168.190.48 (192.168.190.48)
Origin incomplete, metric 0, localpref 100, valid, internal, best
Extended Community: RT:0:0,
mpls labels in/out nolabel/21
First up thanks for replying..
The 'interesting' part is compounded by the fact that I haven't configured this RD 0:0.
I just have a couple of VRFs, and this RD 0:0, just suddenly popped up after a few days, dunno how and why...
It is not shown in my 'sh runn', since I haven't configured the same, but pops up when I am checking out VRFs.
Also, kindly help me understand what exactly were you trying to point out in your earlier post.
Yeah. Me too. I was eager to know this RD since it's rd 0:0 . Normally start with number range rather than zero zero.
From the configuration, I'am able to see other routes and no issues on the MPLS VPN routing. I thought that RD 0:0 got something weird or else...:)
We denied 0:0 for the RD by CSCeh12594, but revert back by CSCei09876 due to customer demand.
Hope this information completes your testing.
Thanks for the info. BTW, does this means that, on cisco router, it shouldn't be configured as rd 0:0 . I dont understand the "CSCei09876 due to customer demand". Can you explain more briefly?
thanks in advanced.
There was a change/modification (filed under CSCeh12594) in the code, with that customers could no longer configure 0:0 as RD.
So they complain and we had to revert back the above modification, allowing them to configure 0:0 as RD, again this change is filled under CSCei09876.
The reason I gave this information is simply because of sometimes you may see an IOS version denying 0:0 and sometimes allowing 0:0 for RD.
Please let me know if I answered your question, regret for the delay since I was busy.
I presume this is a lab router, are you able to reload both routers and publish router configs, versions if problem persists.
No, this being a production router I cannot reload it. I would like to know how exactly am I getting this value, when I haven't configured the same.
Here is the version information.
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Cisco 3825 (revision 1.1) with 223232K/38912K bytes of memory.
Processor board ID FHK1017F1WH
2 FastEthernet interfaces
2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
1 Virtual Private Network (VPN) Module
DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity enabled.
479K bytes of NVRAM.
62720K bytes of ATA System CompactFlash (Read/Write)
Configuration register is 0x2102
As for VRFs, I have just configured 3 of them and none of them have RD 0:0.