Network Operations Guide

Bill Nash billn at
Fri Aug 24 17:26:30 UTC 2007

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007, Greg VILLAIN wrote:

> Thing is, Zebra/Quagga doesn't seem to have any sort of "external connector"
> to withdraw the routes in a decent format for analysis purposes (xml, csv,
> plain list...).
> Last time we tried, Zebra/Quagga broke down when we installed SNMP support (to
> locally query the routing table on the soft router).
> Anyone know about any solution for such BGP data collection ? (OpenBGPd ?)
> Thanks in advance for any hint.

I built a perl daemon using Net::BGP and DBI that inserted and removed 
routes, on update, into an SQL db. I could then query to my hearts 
content, beating up a db with full routes with all the efficiency of SQL. 
It's simple as hell and works great.

- billn

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