IMPLEMENTING A SOFTWARE BASED ROUTE SERVER
kemp at buddylove.uoregon.edu
Thu Sep 27 12:47:38 UTC 2012
On 09/20/2012 12:34 AM, John Kemp wrote:
> On 9/19/12 5:29 AM, Phil Regnauld wrote:
>> Joseph M. Owino (jpmuga) writes:
>>> Hope you are all well. I work at an exchange point and was seeking any assistance on how to implement a software based route server as currently we are using a Cisco Router for that purpose. Any form of assistance will be highly appreciated.
>> Hello Joseph,
>> You could do this in a number of ways, running Quagga or BIRD (or even
>> BGPD) on a Linux or BSD server.
>> Quagga documentation even has a chapter on this:
>> I'm sure several people on this list have experience with this and will
>> contribute. Also, it might be send this inquiry to the AfNOG list as well
>> Finally (plug) we have some resources that may be of interest to you here:
> Thought I would add some more links (Bird related...).
> Seems like the genesis has been from a single-rib on the RS
> to RIBs-per-client. And more recently to using the IRRs for
> additional filtering options. AMS-IX for example:
> Here's that BIRD stuff...
> http://www.mail-archive.com/[email protected]/msg00505.html
A few more comments on this ... At the recent RIPE meeting
Ondrej Filip has a new feature called "secondary" that may be a
work-around to get away from RIB-per-client. Presentation is here:
There was also a decent talk about a proposed draft for
best current practices for BGP security at the IXP. Worth a read.
John Kemp (kemp at routeviews.org)
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