Building a BGP test network

Borchers, Mark M. Mark.Borchers at
Wed Jul 9 15:01:53 UTC 2008

Do you have access to an Adtech or equivalent tester?  Our AX4000 has the ability to fake a routing table.  Just give it a range of prefixes and a range of prefix-lengths.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Lewis [mailto:jlewis at]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 9:55 AM
> To: NANOG list
> Subject: Re: Building a BGP test network
> I should clarify that my test network is not connected to the Internet
> or any other network.  I would normally just peer and get the
> table, but
> I don't have that ability.  I'm open to anything that could act like a
> BGP router where I could feed it an existing RIB.
> Jason Lewis wrote:
> > I'm building a BGP test network and I'd like to replicate a
> full route
> > table on a few of my routers.  I thought I might be able to
> use Quagga
> > and insert a rib dump, but I'm not finding a lot of info on if it's
> > possible.  (I've pinged the quagga list and didn't get any response)
> >
> > So my question is, is it possible to feed a router on a private test
> > network a full route table from a RIB snapshot?  I have to think
> > someone has done it and I'm just not searching for the right things.
> > Thanks,
> >
> > jas
> >
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