BGP noob needs monitoring advice

Bret Clark bclark at
Tue Dec 20 19:16:20 UTC 2011

Is still working? I don't seem to received 
emails from them anymore when we stop announcing to one of our upstream 
providers. On the other hand does send me emails when 
an announcement disappears from an upstream, although it's usually a day 

On 12/20/2011 02:03 PM, Hank Nussbacher wrote:
> At 13:52 20/12/2011 -0500, Dave Pooser wrote:
> Use one of the following services:
> 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

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