Bird vs Quagga revisited

Andy Davidson andy at nosignal.org
Thu Aug 23 02:52:31 CDT 2012


On 22 Aug 2012, at 18:42, David Hubbard <dhubbard at dino.hostasaurus.com> 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 - http://code.google.com/p/exabgp/

Andy


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