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Re: Bird vs Quagga revisited
From: Thomas Mangin <thomas.mangin () exa-networks co uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 07:44:02 +0100

Fell free to contact me if you have any questions about ExaBGP as I am painfully aware it's documentation is nowhere 
near what it should be.

Thomas

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On 23 Aug 2012, at 08:52, Andy Davidson <andy () nosignal org> wrote:


On 22 Aug 2012, at 18:42, David Hubbard <dhubbard () dino hostasaurus com> wrote:

Of those who have used Quagga or Bird, or anything else,
would either of them be appropriate and/or well suited for
use as an iBGP blackhole route server?

You can use Quagga or Bird as a blackhole BGP injector, because the forwarding load is next to nothing and the number 
of prefixes in your blackhole RIB is likely to be small.

You might - if you programatically get the blackhole criteria from your crm or some other database find ExaBGP to be 
easier to integrate with your data source.  ExaBGP is a very lightweight BGP speaker that is perfectly suited for 
this purpose - http://code.google.com/p/exabgp/

Andy


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