Bird vs Quagga revisited

Thomas Mangin thomas.mangin at
Fri Aug 24 06:44:02 UTC 2012

Fell free to contact me if you have any questions about ExaBGP as I am painfully aware it's documentation is nowhere near what it should be.


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On 23 Aug 2012, at 08:52, Andy Davidson <andy at> wrote:

> 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 -
> Andy

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