BGP in a containers

Tom Limoncelli tal at
Fri Jun 15 15:44:24 UTC 2018

Using BGP (Quagga) in containers is a great way to build a simulation of
your actual network. You can then test configuration changes in the
simulation before you make them in production.

You can even build this up into an automated test pipeline where new
configurations are tested in simulation before put into production.

There was a talk about an experimental system like this at the February
2017 meetup:
Title: "DevOps to NetworkOps"
Speaker: Xavier Nicollet, Stack Overflow


On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 2:56 PM, 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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