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CISCO1921/K9 IP_VFR-4-FRAG_TABLE_OVERFLOW

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Hello Experts,

I have upgraded our copper ADSL line ( 4MB) to Fiber Optic 100 MB Internet Connection.

I am receiving following warning on our cisco router 1921

*Nov 19 09:40:12.123: %IP_VFR-4-FRAG_TABLE_OVERFLOW: Dialer0: the fragment table
 has reached its maximum threshold 64

Can someone please advise on the cause and the fix please.


Some outputs

interface Dialer0
 ip address negotiated
 ip mtu 1492
 ip nat outside
 ip virtual-reassembly in max-reassemblies 64
 encapsulation ppp
 dialer pool 1
 dialer-group 1
 ppp authentication pap chap callin
 ppp chap hostname XXXXXXXXXX
 ppp chap password 0 8730
 ppp pap sent-username XXXXXXXXXXX password 0 8730
 no cdp enable
end

interface Dialer0
 ip address negotiated
 ip mtu 1492
 ip nat outside
 ip virtual-reassembly in max-reassemblies 64
 encapsulation ppp
 dialer pool 1
 dialer-group 1
 ppp authentication pap chap callin
 ppp chap hostname 126652897@stc.net.sa
 ppp chap password 0 8730
 ppp pap sent-username 126652897@stc.net.sa password 0 8730
 no cdp enable
end

Dialer0:
   Virtual Fragment Reassembly (VFR) is ENABLED [in]
   Concurrent reassemblies (max-reassemblies): 64
   Fragments per reassembly (max-fragments): 32
   Reassembly timeout (timeout): 3 seconds
   Drop fragments: OFF

   Current reassembly count:0
   Current fragment count:0
   Total reassembly count:2590809
   Total reassembly timeout count:37



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The message %IP_VFR-4-FRAG_TABLE_OVERFLOW suggests that your router is handling lots of fragmented IP packets and is running low on the buffer that holds the data to identify the fragments. This buffer can be enlarged using the command ip virtual-reassembly max-reassemblies 512 on your Gi0/0 interface to allow 512 packets to be virtually reassembled for ACL purposes at a time. However, a more appropriate course of action would be to identify why are you receiving so many fragmented packets. Clearly the virtual reassembly size of 64 packets is the cause of this.
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by:Ernie Beek
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Normally one of the causes of fragmentation could be a wrongly set mtu. From the top of my head 1492 should be ok for a ppp connection but you might want to check (with your ISP).
The other thing you can do is, like thrigger said, raise the value of the reassembly (though that might not address the cause of the issue).
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by:cciedreamer
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I have configured the below command and so far no  warning messages.

ip virtuak-reassemble max-reassemblies 512

But what could be the reason for those messages.

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by:Ernie Beek
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Well, like I stated above (mtu settings). Also, when using IPSec, GRE, etc you can expect this.
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by:thrigger
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High CPU usage caused by the low max-reassemblies you set and also there is no hardware acceleration support for the 1921 routers.
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Thanks it's solved
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