Bird vs Quagga revisited

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Fri Aug 24 20:17:13 UTC 2012

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 1:42 PM, 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?  We currently
> do blackholes via manual config on one of our real
> routers but are wanting to add a software-based (on linux)
> system where we could script a way for some of our tech
> support folks to add blackhole routes at the direction
> of a network person where they can just enter a command
> and the IP address.

seems you want something like quagga on a secured host... that ought
to be fine, you could even just make it an ebgp peer of 2-3 devices
and use that with a route-map to reset the next-hop, there by not
messing up your current nice ibgp mesh.

> Thanks,
> David

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