BGP noob needs monitoring advice

Andree Toonk andree+nanog at
Tue Dec 20 19:43:45 UTC 2011


.-- My secret spy satellite informs me that at 11-12-20 11:16 AM  Bret 
Clark wrote:
> 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
> later.

Just to clarify this:
For all alert types below sends out an alert within minutes:
1) prefix withdrawal (prefix disappeared)
2) new upstream
3) new prefix
4) origin AS changes
5) ASpath regex failure
6) policy violation
7) RPKI validation failure

There's one other feature, the routing-report feature, that runs only 
once a day. It's similar as the cidr report, but specific to your AS. I 
like to refer to it as a rancid for your BGP announcements.

It's basically a diff between how your routes were visible today and 
yesterday. This specific feature will also notify the user if you lost / 
gained one or more upstreams per prefix.
Also see for more information about that 
specific feature.


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