Building a BGP test network

Charles N Wyble charles at thewybles.com
Wed Jul 9 10:46:16 CDT 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
http://routeviews.org/ for source material.

Specifically

http://archive.routeviews.org/ and ftp://archive.routeviews.org/

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
testing.

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



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