Open Source BGP Route Optimization?

Noel Montales 4noel at
Wed May 26 13:06:32 UTC 2004

Yes, I saw those..  But I'm looking for something that actually can ping a
set of hosts throughout the Internet and manipulate BGP accordingly.  I
realize that InternNAP and RouteScience use fixed agents throughout the
Internet to measure these things, but  I think a simple ping would do.

I can't be the only one tired of manually manipulating BGP.  I can't be the
only one that can't afford something commercially to do this!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Vixie" <vixie at>
To: <nanog at>
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 1:38 AM
Subject: Re: Open Source BGP Route Optimization?

> > Does anybody happen to know of any open source project working on a BGP
> > route optimizer like what Route Science or Internap or the likes have
> > commercially?
> five minutes in google turned up the following:
> (this is a tcp proxy, not a bgp thing)
> (Stupid DNS
> (an apache module for redirection)
> (uses but doesn't generate bgp information)
> (Stupid DNS Tricks again, but based on bgp data)
> probably a whole hour spent on such research would turn up even more.
> -- 
> Paul Vixie

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