BGP noob needs monitoring advice

Bret Clark bclark at spectraaccess.com
Tue Dec 20 13:16:20 CST 2011


Is http://cyclops.cs.ucla.edu/ 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 http://bgpmon.net/ does send me emails when 
an announcement disappears from an upstream, although it's usually a day 
later.




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:
> 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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