BGP noob needs monitoring advice

Hank Nussbacher hank at efes.iucc.ac.il
Tue Dec 20 13:03:14 CST 2011


At 13:52 20/12/2011 -0500, Dave Pooser wrote:

Use one of the following services:
http://cyclops.cs.ucla.edu/
http://bgpmon.net/
You'll get an email whenever a routing change takes place in regards to the 
prefix you are monitoring.

-Hank

>Earlier this year I got a /24 of PA space, set up our shiny new router,
>got BGP working with both my upstreams, and heaved a sigh of relief: "I'll
>never have to think about THAT again!" (Okay, quit laughing; I SAID I was
>a noob!)
>
>Now, I discover that one of my upstreams quit announcing our route in
>November (fortunately the provider who assigned us the /24, so we're still
>covered in their /18) and the other upstream apparently started filtering
>our announcements last week. I'm working with both of them to get that
>fixed, but it's made it clear to me that I need to be monitoring this.
>
>My question for the group is, how? I can and do monitor my own router, and
>I can see that I'm receiving full routes from both ISPs. I am capable of
>manually accessing route servers and looking glass servers to check if
>they're receiving routes to me, but I'd like something more automated.
>Free is nice, $$ is not a problem, $$$$ might become a problem.
>
>Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
>--
>Dave Pooser
>Manager of Information Services
>Alford Media  http://www.alfordmedia.com




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