Question about bird RS config with BGP Community support
raphael.timothy at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 21:28:05 UTC 2018
As an operator of large, established IXP I would also recommend this path. A lot of work had gone into the likes of IXPManager and arouteserver and they provide great value in providing secure configurations with added features such as action communities you are after.
> On 24 Jul 2018, at 7:05 am, Job Snijders <job at instituut.net> wrote:
>> On Mon, 23 Jul 2018 at 23:00, Anurag Bhatia <me at anuragbhatia.com> wrote:
>> We are running a small IX fabric (in Mumbai, India) and with multiple
>> route servers based on a bird. There has been a demand of support of BGP
>> communities from some of our members and I am trying to find a way to set
>> it up in the bird. Idea is to provide a community say 0:123 where tagged
>> routes with 0:123 do not reach AS123. I am new to the bird.
> I strongly recommend to either use “arouteserver” or “IXP manager” to
> generate the BIRD configuration files on your behalf, and no type it by
> Setting up a fully featured secure route server is a lot of work and
> research, I’d really recommend to leverage the work others have done in
> this problem space. I fear otherwise you may risk repeating mistakes that
> others already made.
> And using these automated tools means less work for the IX operator.
> Turning up new peers is a breeze with both tools!
> Kind regards,
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