Using BIRD as a route server for BGP analytics

Submitted by cliff on Tue, 13/03/2018 - 10:34

These days there are many public BGP analytics services which all need data to analyze. Ofcourse you could peer directly to it from your BGP routers, but I wanted to seperate it a bit more.

I choose to use bird as a collector for the routes and distribute them to multiple services. As I personally didn't find many examples for BIRD here is mine (privatized a bit here and there)


Bogon filtering using BGP bogon route servers

Submitted by cliff on Fri, 03/12/2004 - 16:50

This post is a legacy post from my old weblog, it has been included as it seems to still have some hits. Old comments are included

Currently we are blocking bogon advertisements by using a prefix-list which we are updating manually. The problem with this approach is that whenever an address block is delegated by IANA to a RIR this list has to be updated manually. According to Team Cymru there is an easy fix for this problem and that's peering with there bogon route server.


Cisco / Foundry BGP Config to RPSL

Submitted by cliff on Fri, 17/09/2004 - 08:34

This post has been recoverd from the old site for archival purposes and as it has still been generating some hits.

Last year I built my self an Cisco/Foundry BGP config to RPSL generator to create RPSL for in an routing registry (I primarily use the RIPE database). I did this because there where only tools that could do the other way around, generate a config from your RPSL entries in the routing registry database. As I currently can't find any tool in the wild that can do this I'm hereby opening it to the world.