IMPLEMENTING A SOFTWARE BASED ROUTE SERVER

John Kemp 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:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> 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:
>>
>> 	http://www.nongnu.org/quagga/docs/quagga.html#SEC115
>>
>>
>> 	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
>> 	(afnog.org).
>>
>> 	Finally (plug) we have some resources that may be of interest to you here:
>>
>> 	https://nsrc.org/route-bgp-ixp.html
>>
>> 	Cheers,
>> 	Phil
>>
> 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:
> https://www.ams-ix.net/technical/specifications-descriptions/ams-ix-route-servers
>
> Here's that BIRD stuff...
> http://www.peering-forum.eu/epf3/presentations/day1/inex-epf-dublin-2008-09-15-01.pdf
> https://git.nic.cz/redmine/projects/bird/wiki/Route_server_with_community_based_filtering
> 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:

https://ripe65.ripe.net/presentations/191-BIRD-20120926-OF-RIPE-EIX.pdf

There was also a decent talk about a proposed draft for
best current practices for BGP security at the IXP.  Worth a read.

https://ripe65.ripe.net/presentations/256-draft-jdurand-bgp-security-02-RIPE65-02.pdf

John Kemp (kemp at routeviews.org)




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