Newbie question.

Joe Shaw jshaw at
Thu Jan 8 15:39:34 UTC 1998

Just about every router on the market (even the GRF) that is BGP
capable has some sort of BGP monitoring tool, though some have better
tools than others (I'm quite fond of the cisco bgp setup).  Good luck with
your BGP studies.  It's a complex protocol that works like no other, but
it's not that bad.  American Research Group offers a 2 day class on BGP
that they couple with a 2 day OSPF class that I rate very highly. 

Also, once you start using BGP, has some great
routing mirrors to show you if your routes are making it out into the

Joe Shaw - jshaw at
NetAdmin - Insync Internet Services
Fortune for today: "You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without
holding on." -- Dean Martin

On Wed, 7 Jan 1998, Jim Bachesta wrote:

> I'm a network engineer coming up to speed on BGP. I'm currently not running
> BGP on my router. Are there any tools that will allow me to monitor BGP
> passively? Any pointers is appreciated.
> Jim Bachesta
> bachesta at
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