IM based BGP route-server interface
mkarir at merit.edu
Wed Aug 12 11:26:22 CDT 2009
Thanks to all who responded and provided useful feedback. We had an
overwhelmingly positive response. We have incorporated a bunch of
comments into the new version of the bot that is currently live.
Some of the most visible changes are:
- added minimal support for ping and traceroute from the bot
- added a new aslookup command to provide a quick conversion of
AS numbers to names and names to as numbers
- added a show ip bgp view command to list possible views that can
- added support for cisco shortcuts
- IPv6 bgp views should be available soon as well.
- the jabber version of the bot was moved to a new server.
The new versions of the bots are currently live at:
Jabber: bgpbotz at jabber.research.merit.edu
We would be happy to add more BGP views to the bot if anyone is
provide us with a BGP feed. So far we have only received 1 BGP feed
The new version of the bot code has been updated on the website as well
if folks want to give that a shot.
Comments and feedback are welcome and appreciated.
Eric Wustrow and Manish Karir
(Merit Network Inc.)
> Date: Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 10:06 PM
> Subject: IM based BGP route-server interface
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> We have been experimenting with Instant Messaging as
> an interface for providing easier access to a route-server.
> (no longer need to telnet xyz or use annoying web forms).
> We have essentially created a BGP chat bot. You can
> reach it by adding AIM: bgpbotz ( or Jabber: bgpbotz at jabber.merit.edu)
> to your buddy list.
> Just type 'help' or '?' to get started or 'examples'. Most normal
> queries are supported. You should be able to view routes
> from Merit's perspective by querying bgpbotz.
> We would really appreciate any feedback on this project.
> The website is at: http://software.merit.edu/bgpbotz
> As bgpbotz is essentially just a query interface to an underlying
> route-server we would be happpy to add your BGP feeds to our
> installation and make them available as "views" for other people
> to query. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in
> setting this up. Alternately you can download the chat bot
> code from the website and run it yourself. In that case please
> let us know so that we can add your bot to the project website.
> All comments are welcome.
> Eric Wustrow
> Manish Karir
> (Merit Network Inc.)
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