Simulating full BGP peers

Jon Green jcgreen at
Sat Jul 11 01:37:46 UTC 1998

On Fri, 10 Jul 1998 17:57:31 -0700, seanf at writes:

>I'm personally curious as to exactly what 
>kind of question Jon is trying to answer ...

What I need to do is test router performance between different
vendors, while they do various ISP-like things, such as carry lots
of BGP routes.  One option here is to use a live feed, but the problem
here is that I need to control the conditions exactly between
test runs.

A few people have suggested commercial products to do this, and I'm
going to look at both of them.  Another alternative might be to run
gated on a Unix box and populate it with 50,000 or so static routes.


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