Bird vs Quagga revisited

Andy Davidson andy at
Thu Aug 23 07:52:31 UTC 2012

On 22 Aug 2012, at 18:42, David Hubbard <dhubbard at> wrote:

> Of those who have used Quagga or Bird, or anything else,
> would either of them be appropriate and/or well suited for
> use as an iBGP blackhole route server?

You can use Quagga or Bird as a blackhole BGP injector, because the forwarding load is next to nothing and the number of prefixes in your blackhole RIB is likely to be small.

You might - if you programatically get the blackhole criteria from your crm or some other database find ExaBGP to be easier to integrate with your data source.  ExaBGP is a very lightweight BGP speaker that is perfectly suited for this purpose -


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