BGP in a containers

Michael Thomas mike at
Fri Jun 15 00:22:55 UTC 2018

So I have to ask, why is it advantageous to put this in a container 
rather than just run it directly
on the container's host?


On 06/14/2018 05:03 PM, Richard Hicks wrote:
> I'm happy with GoBGP in a docker container for my BGP
> Dashboard/LookingGlass project.
> Its just piping RIB updates, as JSON, to script to feed into MongoDB
> container.
> At work we also looked at GoBGP as a route-server for a small IXP type of
> setup, but ran into few issues that we didn't have the time to fully
> debug.  So we switched to BIRD for that project.
> We are happy with both.
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:56 AM, james jones <james.voip at> wrote:
>> I am working on an personal experiment and was wondering what is the best
>> option for running BGP in a docker base container. I have seen a lot blogs
>> and docs referencing Quagga. I just want to make sure I am not over looking
>> any other options before I dive in. Any thoughts or suggestions?
>> -James

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