Building a BGP test network

Charles N Wyble charles at
Wed Jul 9 15:46:16 UTC 2008

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.

Well first of all do you have a rib dump? If not see for source material.

Specifically and

As for inserting it into Quagga, I'm not sure how to go about doing
that. Various google searches don't turn anything up.

I was planning on looking into this problem in a few weeks anyway. I'm
building a network test bed and having full BGP tables is a part of my

When I figure it out I'll post to the list unless its figured out before

Charles N Wyble (818) 280-7059

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